Foundation repair warranties may be transferable for: the lifetime of the structure, for a fixed period, or for a fixed number of property owners.
There is no “standard” warranty for foundation repair. Also, The State of Texas does not warrant foundation repair.
Some companies have established limited trust funds. The strength of the trust fund is limited by the amount of financial contribution of the company, and by outstanding liabilities should the company fail.
Some contractors warrant that the underpinning will be adjusted if it settles. Other contractors warrant that if the foundation repair pier or piling settles, they will adjust the pier for a fixed fee.
A foundation repair warranty is normally limited to the area supported by the pier. It is impractical to expect that underpinning in one area of a house will support another part of the foundation.
One company overzealously advertised..“fix it with … and fix it forever”. You will not find that in a brochure anymore. It is unrealistic to promise that foundation repair will fix all future foundation problems.
Once one area of a house is suitably underpinned, the movement in another area may become more apparent. This is not a short fall of the foundation repair. The practical reality is that homeowners seldom take the aggressive stance of totally underpinning a house in order to prevent any future movement. Such an approach may be too expensive.