Foundation Repair in California Using Piering Products
Living in California at this time with the drought, the soil beneath your foundation has more than likely contracted. Which means that your foundation has also settled and moved. But when it starts to rain again, the soil will become soaked and it will swell back up. All of this shifting of the soil is going to cause foundation problems. When your foundation shifts and moves, there will be damage throughout the entire structure.
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Sticking doors and windows
- Sloping floors
- Floor cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Stoop and stair problems
- Garage column cracks
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your foundation. Bay Area Underpinning has the experience and products to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we use underpinning products such as steel piers or helical piers to lift and level your foundation.
Piering is the technique of driving steel pipe pilings to repair failing foundations. These steel piers or helical piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then the piers are individually load tested. After testing, hydraulic jacks are used to lift the entire weight of the structure onto the piers. Your home will be back to its original level and structurally sound again.
Benefits of Using Piering for Foundation Repair
- Lower cost than replacing the foundation
- No disruption in the use of the home
- Equipment is portable and can be easily used in tight spaces
- Fixes both the cause of the settlement (unstable soil) and consequences in one step
- No heavy equipment is used
Bay Area Underpinning uses the best piers in the industry for foundation repair. These piers are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry today.
Bay Area Underpinning is a recognized leader in the foundation repair industry. We are a locally owned and operated company. Our company is fully licensed and we provide guaranteed repairs. We have worked hard to develop an outstanding reputation and intend to keep it that way. Since we are locally owned and operated, you will get the personalized attention that you deserve. We will be here from start to finish and even after for any of your questions or concerns.
Your home is a big investment. It is important to get your foundation fixed at the first sign of a problem. The sooner it is repaired, the least amount of damage that will occur throughout the entire home. Let Bay Area Underpinning give you a free inspection and offer you the foundation repair solution to fit your needs. Piering is much better than total replacement. Contact us today!