About ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing

Storied history, values,
and commitment to 5-star services

The first thing you should know about us is why we’ve been around for so long.

The home repair business has an enormous number of fly-by-night contractors that have done much harm to the industry’s reputation. You know it. We do too.

Now exhale, relax, and meet a team with integrity pulsing through the veins of every player on it.

Our sizable team of specialists proudly to put on ‘58 Foundations shirts before they go to work has maintained a reputation of honesty and uncompromised customer care for more than 60 years.

What does ’58 mean?

  • ’58 means we’ve seen that, fixed it.
  • ’58 means oodles of know how.
  • ’58 means hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers.
  • ’58 means money-back confidence.
  • ’58 means warranties serviced since 1958.
  • ’58 means an A+ BBB rating since 1991.
  • ’58 means you can trust us with your home!
58 Foundations

5-Star Service

About 58 Foundations
I don’t have to worry about selling the house anymore. It’s a very good situation. I don’t have to worry about the rain anymore. Its a huge problem that’s lifted off my shoulder.
– Mindy F., Marietta GA
I went down to the same areas and they were dry. I never had to worry again. They are here to solve your lower-level water problems. That’s what they do and they do it well.
– Myron E., Charlotte NC
EXCELLENT. Great communication. Job well done and did everything you said you would do when you said you would do it. Can’t ask for any more than that. Thanks.
– David
Great explanation of what was going to be done then afterwards walked me through everything to show that it was in fact done. Great personality of the crew and very respectful/professional.
– Tausha

Introducing a community called ‘58ers

‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing is committed to the community it serves and rewarding hard-working Americans. From serving our customers with the great work we do to giving-back programs, ’58 is committed to building and strengthening our local communities.

Customers and employees
We call our customers and our employees ‘58ers. The family vibe is a key part of our culture.

Community involvement
‘58ers are involved in the community and committed to creating connections. With our “Give Back” program, we work with our partners to repair a home at no cost to a community member in need.

Supporting education
Our ‘58 Foundations Achievers Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to young adults who want to build skills that can help home service businesses grow and thrive. This year we awarded four scholarships.

Quality Products and Honest Methods Since 1958

Trusted by hundreds of thousands of happy homeowners.

Money-Back Guarantee

Your money is never at risk! Ask a Foundation Specialist for details.

We Stand Behind Our Work

Life-of-the-structure, transferable warranties.

Affordable Solutions

We offer flexible financing with approved credit. ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing has solutions that will work for you.

2,000+ Online Reviews

This is why we do what we do!

What do you do with a foundation?

You build on it.

If you want to know how ’58 Foundations came to be recognized by Inc. as one of “The Most Successful Companies in America,” we’ve created a timeline of the company’s milestones for you.

Three dates standout to us:

The company was founded.

Three industry experts (who you’re about to meet) forge a partnership to rebrand and reboot the 60-year-old company.

Today you won’t find a company more dedicated to providing the highest-quality basement waterproofing, crawlspace encapsulation, foundation repair, and mold removal solutions.



1930 The founder develops the first technique for waterproofing basements from the inside using a drain tile and gravel approach.

1958 We officially open for business.

1966 Receive our first patent on our inside drain system of gravel in a trench, one-foot pipe sections, and weep holes in the cement block.

1974 We partner with AB Chance, America’s oldest steel piering manufacturer to begin structural repair services, bringing two of the country’s oldest foundation companies together.

1977 We begin to waterproof crawlspaces with a similar drain tile system as used in the basement.

1980 Together with General Tire Company/Plastics Div., we develop a unique wall sealer, specifically engineered for waterproofing.

1982 Together with B.F. Goodrich, we develop our first sub-floor drain system – the result of nearly 30 years of research and development.

1986 We receive our second patent for our sub-floor drain system.

1987 Issued U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Certification on our sub-floor drainage system.

1993 We begin encapsulating crawlspaces to lower relative humidity and moisture problems. Making homes healthier and more energy efficient.

1999 We introduce state-of-the-art non-clogging features and unique “air gap” engineering.  Our sub-floor drainage channel is now the industry’s strongest, most water removing, and only self-cleaning drainage channel on the market.

2005 We begin offering mold removal services.

2009 We begin using a unique air quality system that ties into our drainage channel, addressing radon, mold spores and further moisture control.

2010 We patent our unique Smarter Way® business process of how we work with our customers. This is the only patented process that ensures fewer mistakes – taking projects from the design of the system through to the installation.

2011 We become one of the first residential contractors to offer carbon fiber wall straps to reinforce bowing foundation walls.

2013 We add high-efficiency, high-volume air-filtering dehumidifiers to our offerings. This makes houses feel dry, healthier and more energy efficient.

2019 Long-standing industry experts become new partners: Todd Prosan, Kevin Coppersmith and Richard Fencil. Combining 35 years of industry experience and forward-thinking vision with ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing’s long history and knowledge base.

2020 To ensure the safety of our team and customers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we begin offering Virtual Assessments.

2021 ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing is awarded an ICC ES report on our basement and crawlspace waterproofing system.

2021 We win Top Workplaces award from the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun newspaper, and the USA Today Network.

2021 We win BEST of House & Home magazine.

2022 ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing is a Finalist for the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Torch Award for Business Ethics in Chattanooga.

2022 ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing gets listed in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing American Companies.

2022 We win the Top Workplaces award from the Washington Post and again from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

2022 ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing is invited to the Atlanta Braves Stadium where we are announced as the sole recipient of the BBB’s Torch Award for Business Ethics.

2022 We receive Home Advisor’s TOP RATED certification.

2022 ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing is listed on The Spruce for BEST WARRANTY.

2022 We are again the sole recipient of the BBB’s Torch Award for Business Ethics, this time in North Carolina.

In Need of Our Services?

‘58 Foundations is here to solve your problems with wet basements, damp crawlspace, or cracked foundation. With industry-leading warranties, budget-friendly solutions, and quality American-made products, you can rest assured that we will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Call 888-698-1958 or contact us online today to get a free written estimate.

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