*Including Crown Point, Merrillville, and Valparaiso

If you’re reading this, you probably have some concerns about your home’s foundation.  Whether you have cracks in the foundation, signs of settling, or a bowing wall, you need to have it repaired.  And you want someone knowledgeable, reputable, and trustworthy.

Acculevel has been repairing foundations since Andy Beery founded the company in 1996.  We have served thousands of customers in Central Indiana, and would be happy to help you as well.  But we also recognize that you might want to get a second opinion; in some situations (like with insurance), it may even be required.  Foundation repair can sometimes be a little scary and hard to understand, and this is where we want to help you.  

 

How Do You Choose a Good Contractor?

That being said, we do want you to be particular in your choice of repair company.  We’ve compiled a list of the three best companies in Northwest Indiana, using the following criteria:

  1. Highly rated and reviewed exclusively from 3rd party sources.
  2. Reviewed across multiple platforms: Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Google, Yahoo, Yelp, etc.
  3. Verified through the Better Business Bureau that they have been in business for a minimum of 10 years.
  4. Provides service to over half of the region specified.
  5. Any company currently going through bankruptcy was disqualified.  

An explanation for the third item on our list: this is based on statistics and general business practices.  On average, a homeowner spends 13.3 years in a house.  When someone starts a business, over 70% of them fail within the first 10 years.  We do not want to suggest a service provider that may not be in business long enough to enforce their warranties, however long those might be.  

Many of the warranties in our industry cover 20 years or longer, so we believe 10 years in business should be a minimum requirement.  This requirement makes our list of vendors shorter than others you may find- but we do this with your best interests in mind. 

One of the questions you should ask a repair service is the length of their warranties.  Contractors that provide a service can define ‘lifetime’ any way they choose, so do not assume their definition is going to match yours.  Learn about service warranties and get a a check-list of questions you should ask.

 

Three Best Foundation Repair Companies In Northwest Indiana

  1. B&F Foundation Repair has an average review of 3.7 (out of 5) and has been accredited by the BBB for 21 years. They will assess your needs, design a remedial program to restore the integrity of your foundation system and permanently repair your foundation walls.
  2. Nova Basement Systems has an average review of 3.8 (out of 5) and has been in business for 40 years.  They are members of the internationally renowned Basement Systems, Inc. basement waterproofing network and Supportworks foundation repair network, where you’ll find a network of dealers devoted to the important guidelines of respect, integrity and responsibility.
  3. US Waterproofing has an average rating of 4.5 (out of 5) and has been in business for 63 years. They aim to pursue total peace of mind for their customers through education, comprehensive solutions and their wealth of experience.

 

Things to Consider

This is not an endorsement for these companies, and we are not affiliated with any of them.  We are providing this information so that you can be well-informed and make the best choice for your home and situation.

Acculevel is a family-owned company that uses American-made products whenever possible.  All of the services we provide are performed by our own employees; we do not use subcontractors on any of our job sites.  We are grateful to our customers for their business and for their excellent reviews; we have an average rating of 4.9 (out of 5) and have been in business 24 years. 

Angie's List rating

If you’d like to request a free estimate, our friendly office staff will help find answers to your questions and make an appointment with one of our local project managers.  He or she will evaluate your foundation concerns and recommend the best course of action for you, to keep your home strong and healthy for years to come.

 

 

 

Over her twenty year career, Kelly has worked in a wide variety of fields: secondary education, nursing, biology, elder care, the postal service, multicultural development, and academia. She has developed a skill for translating industry-specific jargon into everyday language. Her goal is to share the knowledge and experience of the Acculevel team with homeowners, in a way that is both engaging and informative.