Foundation Repair

In business since 1991 Tillotson Enterprises has built a reputation on honesty, Integrity, and fair pricing. Covering all of Nebraska, our foundation repair division has risen to become one of the top foundation repair companies in the state. Our highly trained consultants are Engineer certified and our installation crews are capable of tackling the toughest projects.

Call today for your free evaluation and find out how the Tillotson Difference makes all the difference!

Signs of Foundation Failure

  • Cracks in drywall on walls and ceilings
  • Separation in flooring and broken grout lines
  • Cracks in foundation walls and slab floors
  • Sticking or non latching doors and windows
  • Leaning or bowing foundation walls
  • Chimneys that lean or tilt away from home
  • Stair step cracks in brick siding and chimneys
  • Mantels, counters, and cabinets that slope
  • Cracks in drywall on walls and ceilings

Causes of Foundation Failure

  • Evaporation caused from heat and drought
  • Transpiration from tree roots and vegetation
  • Improper working or poorly designed drainage
  • Building on back fill and poorly compacted soil
  • Poor local soil conditions and organic debris
  • Un-maintained and overflowing gutters
  • Flooding and washout from creeks and rivers
  • Earthquake and other seismic activity
  • Lack of water on foundation during dry conditions

Services Offered

Foundation Piering & Leveling

Our Stabilization-Guys have years of experience with foundation stabilization. Piling or piering is the technique of driving steel pipe pilings below a structures foundation to correct foundation settlement. Piers can be used to stabilize the structure to prevent further sinking or used to raise the structure back to a suitable level. Installation: Initial evaluation taken. Expose foundation footing. Drive Stratos Pier® System. Lift / Stabilize foundation. Back-fill / Replace concrete.

Foundation Crack Repair

When a foundation wall cracks do to movement, it must be repaired. Carbon fiber straps or epoxy are an appropriate repair to regain structural integrity. Polyurethane can be used to prevent water from penetrating the wall. Cracks wider than 1/8 inch are cause for concern. Installation: The crack is first evaluated and cleaned out. Then either an epoxy or polyurethane is injected in the crack, Or carbon fiber is installed over the crack.

Wall Bracing

Many times a leaning or bowing wall can simply be braced in its current state. Using this method eliminates the need to excavate on the outside, and lowers the cost of the repair significantly. When bracing the wall, the I-beams are used in the same manner as when straightening the wall. The braced wall will not be straighter than it was, but it cannot ever get any worse. Installation: Steel I-Beams are installed upright along with Joist brackets which will in return stabilize and or improve the integrity of the wall.

Drain Tile System - waterproofing

Waterproofing. Have a basement that just won’t dry out? or have 100 year-old foundation? Leaks can be stopped with an interior or exterior drain tile systems. A drain tile system is a collection of pipes installed around your foundation and discharged to a sump pump or daylight. The pipes are perforated to allow water to drain into them. These are designed to keep the water table far below the bottom of the basement floor, this controls the capillary action or wicking of water or water vapor on to the basement floor.

Excavation and Grading

One of the first steps in ensuring you have a dry basement is diverting the water away from the basement. Surface water can be defined as water that collects on the ground usually as a result of precipitation. Surface water can often be diverted away from your home to help protect the foundation. Keeping as much water away from the foundation as possible is always a good idea. This is accomplished by grading and extending out the leaders and downspouts. Drainage swales, french drains, and collection basins are typically used to divert surface water.

Sump Pump Installation

How do you know if you need a sump pump? You live somewhere that experiences large accumulation of rain or snow. You live in a flat or low-lying areas that hold and trap water. Your basement has water intrusion from cracks and floor joints. Mineral deposits showing on walls and floors from excess moisture. You have a finished basement that contains costly items you want to protect against water damage and subsequent mold growth.

Crawlspace Encapsulation

50% of the air you breathe in your home is the same air contained in your crawlspace from a phenomenon called the stack effect. Crawlspace encapsulation significantly cuts down mold, mildew, and allergens. And has been known to help asthma sufferers have less symptoms at home.

Installation: Before any plastic or vapor barrier product is installed, it is very important to check for any other issues. Once the vapor barrier is in place it can hide these issues.

Tie-Back & Deadman

A wall leaning or bowing more than 2 inches, should be pushed back into place. Restoring the integrity of the foundation. This can be accomplished by using wall anchors or steel i-beam braces.

Installation: The wall is excavated over the span of the damaged area. The wall is then pushed or pulled back to plumb. The trench is then filled with clean gravel and soil.

Customer Reviews

Gene from Tillotson Enterprises was always very helpful in trying to meet our critical deadlines, he was very responsive to our needs and concerns. The product has done everything promised, I am very pleased with how the project turned out.

Chris Lee, Facilities Director at Sandhills Publishing

In the past, we have had the opportunity to work with Gene Tillotson of Tillotson Enterprises, Inc. We Tillotson Enterprises to be very professional to work with. The response time we received was excellent, and any problems we have had since the initial work have been handled very quickly.

Don Holmes, Maintenance Supervisor at Nebraska Boiler

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Tillotson Enterprises, Inc.

Kearney Shop Address

2069 25 Rd Kearney, Ne 68847

Phone: 308-234-6685 Toll Free - 800-643-5731 Fax:308-237-1006  

 

 

Tillotson Enterprises, Inc.

Mailing Address

715 Huron Drive

Kearney, NE 68847

 

Tillotson Enterprises, Inc.

Lincoln Shop Address

8000 Fletcher Ave, Suite 100 Lincoln, NE 68507

Phone: 402-466-7038 Fax:402-466-0305