Anybody who lives in Utah, and it’s inhabited areas such as Spanish Fork, can tell you that, despite being considered a desert, there is hardly a lack of annual rainy or snowy weather patterns. The quarterly seasons are are very accurately depicted in the state in comparison and contrast with those closer to the equator or the poles, and as such, rain is more of a prevalent phenomenon in the Spring, and similarly, snow in the Winter, than they would be during the Summer months that stand in the middle of the year, which are once again consistent with most depictions of these respective times of the year.

 

Without a doubt, these months are typically among the most costly for homeowners and businesses alike due to the expensive repairs needed to mend the problems these weather shifts can bring to the foundation of buildings and other structures owned by these groups. The rain and snow that will eventually melt can cause damage to these facilities by draining into the soil and causing it to move around, and the building will eventually follow suit. These weather types can also do more direct damage, weathering down the material used to form these foundations after slipping through the ground, leading to:

 

  • Cracks
  • Bowing walls
  • Stained surfaces

 

These are just some of the potential consequences of precipitation. Water damage is undoubtedly a huge problem, but it can be challenged or avoided entirely with proper care and maintenance, which is where businesses like Rhino Foundation Systems come in. As a foundation repair company, the task at hand is usually to fix a previously damaged foundation and bring it to a state where it is as good as it once was, or as relatively close to that quality as possible. Additionally, or perhaps alternatively, this type of work often involves making quality of life improvements to foundations on top of repairs to safeguard structures from damages that may have not been considered or thought of during the facility’s initial construction. An commonly performed example of this is basement waterproofing. While this may not be considered or thought to be as pressing of an issue in Spanish Fork, Utah, as it is/was on homes in St. George, given its smaller amounts of precipitation, this problem is still very real for many of the older homes built decades ago in this part of the Provo-Orem area, much like it is also a standing problem in Salt Lake City under the same circumstances.

 

Working through most of the state, Rhino Foundation Systems functions and carries out projects and support anywhere down to St. George, and all the way up to Ogden. This also means many areas in between, including Spanish Fork! We have half a century of experience in this industry, and because of this longer history and these first hand accounts, we are well acquainted with what candidates exist in the form of hazards that face homes and other types of structures in the state of Utah. There may not always be a ‘one fixes all’ type of solution, but the team is aware of that and are always ready to tackle the challenge and repair these foundations and structures to the best condition achievable. It is our job and privilege to help get rid of the problems that plague homeowners throughout Spanish Fork, and wherever our work can reach as well!

The impact of weather on Spanish Fork foundations

The weather of Spanish Fork is generally similar to that of the rest of Northern Utah, and as such, the prevalence of foundation repair work is on a nearly year round basis. Preparation work in the form of waterproofing and sealing a foundation or basement is done in the Summer and Autumn months for the coming months full of precipitants. This is the case for brand new structural projects, and pre existing buildings to add to that list, granted they have not been maintained prior.

 

This work is usually done in advance, but there are countless cases where some homeowners still experience foundation issues. The cause of these cases is never restricted to having an improperly or not-at-all sealed basement, and other common problems with foundations in Spanish Fork from precipitation can be attributed to:

 

  • No external drainage system (rain gutters)
  • Poorly maintained drainage system (interior and exterior)
  • Excessive/unprecedented precipitation

 

These are just some of the problems that come during the latest and earliest months of the year with the wet seasons. There are other phenomena that can cause damage to foundations and their structures in Spanish Fork that have nothing at all to do with water. Some examples:

 

  • Earthquakes
  • Extreme or unforeseen dry periods (though infrequent)
  • Dated equipment was used to construct structure

 

Now that you know about some of the scenarios that can lead to damaged foundations and buildings, let’s give some insight as to what Rhino Foundation Systems can do to fix and/or get rid of these problems.

What services do we offer in Spanish Fork, Utah?

We offer all of our services statewide, regardless of the ethical importance of a service. This means that even if something happens that generally would be seen as abnormal or outlandish for the area a homeowner lives in compared to another area where that event is more common, we can offer the service because, once again, we offer our services anywhere they may be needed in the state under the locations Rhino Foundation Systems is functional within. Here is a brief bullet list of the services we offer:

 

  • Foundation Repair
    • Basement Waterproofing
    • Crawl Space Encapsulation
    • Carbon Fiber
    • Foundation Leveling
    • Helical Piers
    • Micropiles
  • Concrete Lifting
    • Concrete Leveling
    • Polyurethane Foam
    • Concrete Replacement

 

For more in depth descriptions of what entails with these services, visit our services page and its subsections here.

FAQs

What will it cost to have my home or foundation repaired/safeguarded in Utah County?

The price range for repairs is always subject to change depending on the extent of damage to the foundation, structure, or any aspect of the facility that needs to be brushed up on. If your home is settling, work will need to be done to bring its value back and to get it into a decent state of being. Repair costs at damages like this can cost more than $15,000, and often more than that depending on how difficult it is to access and work on the area We recommended that anybody experiencing issues act quickly and call for foundation repair as soon as possible to avoid having to spend more than necessary on repairs.

What can be done to keep damage to my foundation minimal by myself?

Some damage may be inevitable depending on the geographical location of your home. However, the main cause for most damage, water, is something that can be prevented by simply maintaining a good drainage system, particularly one that causes water to flow away from your home. Making sure to have your foundation, drainage systems, and plumbing inspected at least once or twice a year is one of the best things you can do, because if something is found to be wrong, you can call a foundation repair business to come fix the problem before it becomes extremely problematic. The key is being diligent and seeking help as soon as possible.

What is the process of repairs like?

This will entirely depend on the situation at hand. Different damages will call for different solutions. For example, if water damage is your problem, we need to get rid of any potential flooding, and waterproof the facility after that. However, if your home is sinking, we may need to install piers or piles to raise your home back up and stabilize it. For a more in depth explanation of what each of our services is used for, visit our services page here.

How long will it take to repair my home in Utah County?

The time we will need to allocate for repairs generally doesn’t stretch past 3 days, but in some of the areas where we are dealing with heavy damages, it may take a bit longer. Time will mostly be dictated by the damage at hand, but we work as quickly and as efficiently as possible.