Category Archives: Foundation Repair


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Sagging Floors? Screw Jacks to the Rescue!

Fix Sagging Floors in Your California Home If you live in an older home, you may have noticed the floor starting to sag. While this can be caused by aging, it is often the sign of a foundation problem. If a foundation problem is causing your sagging floors, is probably due to foundation movement caused […]

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Flash Flooding and Foundations

Flash Floods in California According to the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program), a flood is defined as: “a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or of two or more properties…” Flash floods are floods that happen within six hours of rainfall or […]

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How The Heat Can Harm Your Foundation

Heat-Related Foundation Problems in California If you live in California, you know just how hot and sunny the summer weather can be. But you may not realize that lack of moisture in the ground and excessive heat can be disastrous for your home’s foundation. The reason that extremely dry soil can lead to foundation issues […]

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Foundation Cracks and How to Fix Them

Foundation Cracks in the Bay Area Any sort of foundation crack is a bad sign. However, the size and shape of the crack may indicate a different cause of foundation failure in your home. It is important to know what caused the foundation problem in order to determine the best solution. Fortunately, the expert foundation […]

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Product Highlight: Resistance Piers

Resistance piers, or steel push piers, are one of the main products that we use to lift foundations in the Bay Area. These products are installed underneath existing foundations that have started to sink to lift them back to the proper level. Here at Bay Area Underpinning, we rely on high-quality steel resistance piers from […]

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