The weight of a building can cause foundations in Utah to sink or settle if placed on unstable soil. Signs that your foundation is in danger include: cracks in brick, stucco, sheet rock, or windows and doors not properly closing.

Rhino Foundation Systems has had over 30 years experience in repairing foundations. Below are five methods we have perfected to repair sinking foundation, and prevent damage for years to come.

Call one of our qualified Rhino Foundation Systems employees to schedule your free estimate and find what method of foundation repair is best for your home.

Rhino Reviews

Brad C.
Brad C.
Awesome. What more can I say?
Paul Barattiero
Paul Barattiero
After the below 1 star review, the owner reached out to me. He asked could he personally come and inspect my support column. He is knowledgeable and honest person. I would use them as a contractor. He also retrained his staff. I have changed my review from a 1 star review to a 5 star review. (Original review-Salesman was 35 minutes late. Didn't call. I finally called the number. Internal staff was unapologetic, made excuses and even said the appointment was 8-9 and indicated they the sales person was still 5 minutes away and then said It isn't 9 yet. I couldn't believe how flippant she was. I would recommend a more professional company for something as important as the foundation repair of your home.)
Steven Rhondeau
Steven Rhondeau
The company set up an appointment, texted to confirm the time, then gave me a 30’ heads up that they were going to be a few minutes early. Blair came and spent 30 minutes going over all the water issues in our basement, and said our problem was not with the foundation. He was incredibly thorough and spent time talking about how we could correct the problem, when the solution didn’t involve using his company. I was blown away by his expertise, professionalism, integrity and character. Needless to say, I would use this company based upon this experience alone.
Bill Lawrence
Bill Lawrence
We had two sections of a concrete driveway that had settled. The price was right and they quickly leveled both locations.
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
Excellent service and value.

Working with them on the bid (then the change order) and the crew during the work was very good. At first, a couple details for the work order weren't clear to the crew when they started, but after some work was done, we discussed what the original intent of the scope of work to be and they completed it quickly and professionally.

In all, I believe they provided excellent service especially when it was realized that an unanticipated change order was required.

Amber Vance
Amber Vance
Russell from Rhino foundation came to do some waterproofing in our cold storage. He was on time and worked quickly and was very professional. Would recommend!
Jason Shields
Jason Shields
Had a leak in my foundation and Rhino Foundation Systems was quick and responsive from the quoting process and through delivery of services. Rhino came in and explained everything they felt was needed and were willing to go beyond what other companies were willing to do to fix the problem.

For the actual repair, Brendan and Talon arrived one time and were very respectful of my home home the entire time there were here. Throughout the repair, they gave me updates and were able to repair the source of the leak.

Great experience and highly recommend using Rhino for any foundation issues you may have.

Ron Munger
Ron Munger
Blair Scoresby, Russell Lewis, and co-workers at Rhino Basement Systems completed the crawlspace encapsulation in my home with excellent results and in a highly professional manner. There were some bumps along the way, as in all construction projects, but these issues were resolved quickly, and the final results were top-notch and professional. Blair quickly responded, inspected the crawlspace, and immediately provided a detailed estimate. I received two other estimates from other companies but these were sub-standard. Rhino's work included removing mouse-infested fiberglass insulation, sealing the rim joist and sill plate with spray foam, installing rigid foam board on the concrete walls, dimple-padding over the floor, and CleanSpace liner on the floor and walls. This type of crawlspace encapsulation protects your home and adds value- you should have the work done by the pros at Rhino.
Stephanie Rowan-Bailey
Stephanie Rowan-Bailey
Russell Lewis and all the true at Rhino foundations were terrific from start to finish. They finished the work in in the time expected and took great measuresto keep dust to a minimum. The guys are very friendly and explained everything that they had completed on the job.
Gayla Sperry
Gayla Sperry
Well done. Honest company.

Basement Waterproofing

Save your basement from water damage, mold and insect infestations. Methods for waterproofing your basement include interior sealants, water drainage, and exterior sealants. One of our expert Rhino Foundation Systems technicians can help you find what method is best for your home.

Helical Piers

Similar to a jack under your car, helical piers push against the ground to lift your home. Helical piers transfer weight from the unstable soil under your structure to deeper load bearing strata. If you have fragile areas in your foundation’s soil and need quick installation, helical piers may be right for you.

Push Piers

Push piers can help lift a structure’s foundation back to its original position. Available for year-round installation, these strong steel piers can bear up to 100,000 lbs of capacity. Rhino Foundation Systems offers two types of push piers, call us today to find out which is best fit for your structure.

Wall Anchors

If your foundation walls are bowing or cracked, wall anchors are an effective solution. Rhino Foundation Systems will first install heavy metal plates outside your foundation wall. Second, we’ll connect each plate to a wall plate on your foundation inner wall with steel rods.

Wall Reinforcement

If your foundation’s wall does not have the structural integrity to be repaired with wall anchors, wall reinforcement is a great alternative. Best for older structures, wall reinforcement straps can be installed on your structures foundation to keep it in place.


How much does it cost to repair a foundation?

The price range is primarily determined by what needs to be done for the repairs.


If your home is sinking, the pricing at Rhino Foundation Systems is on average approximately $16,000. The final pricing of the work done generally depends on the following factors (though, said price is not limited to just these factors): 


  • Size of the home/building
  • Quantity of piers needed
  • The type of piers needed or best suited for the repair


If your home has a leaking foundation or crawl space, we have found that on average you will pay $2,600 to repair your foundation. Once again, this is almost entirely dependent upon the extent of the damage to your foundation.

What should I ask a foundation repair contractor?

First of all, keep in mind that Google doesn’t rank contractors based on their time in business, if they are insured properly, or if they answer their phone when you call with a problem. 

Those are all good places to start when you are interviewing contractors to repair your foundation. 

Ask the potential foundation repair candidate how long they have been in business as a step towards ensuring quality; Getting what was paid for is important, so do some preemptive research to cover your bases. It is not uncommon to come across a foundation repair contractor whose warranty is longer than they have been in business.

Something important to note is that insurance for a foundation repair company who offers foundation piers is incredibly expensive. Most foundation repair companies only have a General Liability policy, which DOES NOT cover claims against foundation repair. MAKE SURE you ask your potential foundation repair candidate if they have SPECIALTY coverage for installing foundation piers.

This next one isn’t so much of a question as it is a test for your future contractor. Don’t be afraid to bug them before you commit. Try to get an Idea of how they treat their customers. Do they get back to you in a timely manner? Do they show up on time for appointments? Communication is a company culture issue. If you don’t get good communication from one person, don’t expect to receive it from someone else.

Can foundation Repair affect the value of my home?

The simple answer is that it really depends, though that may not answer some questions consumers may have.


To start, just like any other repair needed for your home, there will be a cost. Whether the home needs a new roof or the foundation to be repaired, your potential buyer is going to get a quote to fix what needs to be fixed and either ask you to lower the price of the home accordingly, or have you pay for the repair before they purchase the home. 


In our experience, there is a bit of a stigma that comes with a home needing the foundation repair. This could potentially narrow the demographic of who is willing to purchase your home. Much like a home with only a single car garage would not sell to someone who wants a two car garage, there are only certain people who are willing to live in a home that has had the foundation repaired. While this really has a minimal effect on the overall value of the home, it may harm the marketability of the home, making it more difficult to find a potential buyer.


What can be done in the end? Well, for starters, if your home’s foundation needs to be repaired, choose a company that will go to bat for you when the buyers have a question. We have helped sell many homes over the years by explaining to the potential buyers that we stand by our work, and we have been in business for over half of a century. Rhino Foundation Systems will even meet your potential buyers at the property to explain what we did to the property and educate them on the process and materials.

Can you live in a house during foundation repair?

You most certainly can!


In fact, we recommend that you stay in the home while it is being repaired. For one, it will save you money by not having to get a place to stay and eat out for each meal. The other benefit is you can watch the work being performed and become familiar with the process should the problem present itself again with the same house or an entirely separate building somewhere else down the line.


Foundation repair cost per pier.