Our Story

American Foundation Repair has been a Family Owned and Operated company since 1986.

Our company has installed over 300,000 steel pipe piles (push piers). We repair structurally damaged residential basement foundation walls. We are not your typical waterproofing company; we specialize in structural repair projects. We invite you to take a tour of our site and take a look at all the different services we provide. To better understand our company, our commitment, and our passion for foundation repair.

Like so many companies, this company began as only a dream. But with dedication, hard work, and expertise knowledge in foundation repair, American Foundation Repair Inc. became a reality in 1986. The best companies start with a vision and a goal. American Foundation Repair has a simple formula instilled by Benjamin Sr to provide the best service and best quality engineered products to all of our customers.

Our goal is to provide the best in foundation repair business and the best customer service. Our Comprehensive Quality Foundation Repair is backed by our transferable warranties. The goal: satisfy every customer! We have been doing foundation repair for over 30 years now. Having a combined teamwork experience of over 250 years. No other company comes close to our knowledge in structural repairs!

Pricing and our Comprehensive Quality Foundation Repair separate us from the competition. We are not a franchise. We do not pay high cost franchise fees, or sales commissions. All of the extra cost involved in owning a franchise can really drive up the cost for the consumer. Being family owned and operated means direct and BIG savings to you NOW!

Overpaying for foundation repair, can be extremely costly, but it doesn't have too. We are the foundation experts. Our competitors claim to be experts too, but they are really into waterproofing, restoration, plumbing and demolition, not structural foundation repair. A fair and honest comprehensive foundation repair evaluation is what we offer. Get instant savings now, ZERO FRANCHISE FEES AND ZERO COMMISSION FEES. Referrals is one of our biggest contributor to new clients. We are Chicago’s most professional and experienced foundation repair team. Experience the difference in service, products and pricing.

Comprehensive Quality Foundation Repair is all we do. This means everyone who works here at American Foundation Repair is an expert in their respective field, including our associates, project coordinators, onsite foremen, laborers, and the friendly people here at the office answering the phone calls.

Did I mention all of our warranties are transferable to new homeowners? No gimmicks and no bull. We are American Foundation Repair. It is our name and reputation; comprehensive quality foundation repair is what we do. Soon our next generation of family will be out in the field (Raul Zambrano Jr) or answering calls (Arnold Zambrano & Ryan Zambrano). This is a family business, we take pride in family, service, and expertise knowledge.

Our estimates are always free to homeowners! We promise to be prompt, professional, and on time. Our two hour window time means you won’t be waiting all day for someone. We have flexible schedules to see you starting in the morning till the evening (daylight hours only). We also have weekend hours available all day Saturday, till 4pm. Most appointments take about 30 minutes to an hour.

We are currently based in the Barrington, IL and provide service to the entire Chicagoland Foundation Repair area. Including: Cook County Foundation Repair. Lake County Foundation Repair. McHenry County Foundation Repair. Kane County Foundation Repair. Kendal County Foundation Repair. DuPage County Foundation Repair. Will County Foundation Repair.

Call us Toll Free at 1-800-644-1900. Stop the sinking! Call now!

About Our Team

Benjamin Zambrano Sr. – Founder

Living the American Dream: working hard and becoming part of the fabric of America. I came here in 1974 with nothing but the clothes on my back pursuing a better future. I knew with hard work, dedication, and persistence I would one day have a business of my own. I have been working in the foundation repair business since 1976 and my dream was made a reality when I started my own business in 1986.

I am retired now. I’m still involved with the business but I have left the day-to-day operations with my son, Raul Zambrano, who is now the presiding President/Owner. All of my sons have gone through extensive training, and now have decade’s worth of combined experience, and have followed me in the family business.

Raul Zambrano Sr. – President | Owner


A satisfied customer is our goal! I have been doing foundation repair work since 1986. My knowledge in the foundation repair business is more extensive than any of my competitor’s. I can and will be able to raise your settling home or building. All of the work we offer comes with a transferable warranty for your peace of mind.

I have worked side by side with structural engineers, village engineers, village inspectors, and home inspectors. I know exactly what it takes to repair your foundation. We are not a franchise who can be here one day and gone the next. There is no corporate web or endless phone calls to make to reach the right person. You will never wait hours on the phone holding for a representative because we are a family owned and operated business.We are proud to be family owned since 1986.

Raul Zambrano Jr. – Family Owned and Operated


I am graduating school soon. You may see me at a job site learning from my dad (Raul Zambrano Sr.) but I have grown up in the foundation repair business my whole life, since I can remember as a little child. My summers and weekends have been spent on the job site or with my dad learning everything there is to know about foundation repair. I’m learning , and I’m being taught by the best and most knowledgeable team. So if you see a young man, it’s me working and learning from my family. In a few years I will be taking the lead, as the next generation of foundation repair.

Benjamin Zambrano Jr. – Family Owned & Operated

I have been working in the foundation repair business since 1994, and with over 24 years of foundation repair experience, I have seen it all. I started out in the trenches and worked as a labor before becoming a project foreman. Now I am joining the consulting team. Hope to see you soon.

With all my hands-on experience, I am an expert when it comes to foundation repair. I can evaluate your problem and have a solution for you the same day. One thing you can count on is on my expert problem solving technique, for your foundation repair needs.

Steve Swanstrom – Family Owned & Operated

I was born, raised, and educated in Illinois. Most of my life experience is in the construction industry. My goal has always been to use the “fix it once” approach to all construction problems—do a job well enough the first time that it will not have to be fixed again. I believe we all want one time fixes that are practical as well!

My second goal, today and every day, is to offer complete, easy to understand, economical solutions to structural repair problems for you, our customer.

Jesus Zambrano – Family Owned & Operated


Working side by side with my dad is one my favorite memories. With easily over 20 years of foundation repair experience, rest assured you are getting the very best in the foundation repair experience . My goal will be to educate you on your foundation problem and customize a solution for your home. We are NOT sales representatives. There is never an up-sell , or aggressive cross-sales tactics from us, just friendly professional service with a 60 day price gurantee.
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