Common Foundation Problems in Danville
We repair foundation problems in Danville, CA including…
- Drainage problems
- Wet basements or crawl spaces
- Improper grading
- Underpinning problems
- Earthquake damage
- Landslide damage
- Retaining wall failure
- Expansive soil (A common problem in the Bay Area)
- Beams and posts that have rotted
- Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
- Bowed walls
- Rotated walls
- Doors and windows that stick
- Uneven floors
Foundations are important. Minor problems can quickly turn into major issues if they’re not immediately addressed. If you have any of these problems or something we haven’t mentioned, contact us today to schedule an inspection.
Foundation Repair Services in Danville
We get it. Foundation problems are stressful. However, we’ve successfully completed over 2700 foundation repairs in Northern California. We’ll guide you through the repair process step by step. You’ll know exactly what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and when we’ll be doing it.
Sloping floors, and doors and windows that are out of plumb are signs your foundation isn’t level. This is often due to settlement and can be fixed via a process called underpinning which uses steel push piers to lift the structure back up to where it was before.
You can think of helical piers as giant screws. They’re quick and easy to install, and great for new construction projects requiring a deep foundation system. They’re a cost-effective alternative to more traditional concrete piers.
Drilled Concrete Piers
If your home was built on a hillside, you might experience foundation movement caused by settlement. This happens because over time soil that was at the top of the hill slowly makes it way down the hill. This can cause problems like sloping floors, doors that stick, and tiny cracks in drywall. Concrete piers drilled deep down into the bedrock are used to stabilize the structure.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Over time, concrete paths and walkways can experience movement caused by things like drainage problems, tree roots, and expansive clay soil. Because uneven concrete can be a safety hazard, it should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid liability issues.
Concrete is releveled via a simple, minimally-invasive process that involves injecting polyurethane foam under it. As the foam dries it lifts the concrete back into place. It’s less expensive than replacing the concrete and there’s no waiting period after the procedure is complete. You can use the path or walkway immediately.
Crawl Space Screw Jack Replacement
Sometimes your home’s foundation is sound, but there are signs of settlement like cracked walls, and doors and windows that are out of alignment. This is usually caused by deteriorated screw jacks or crawl space support posts that have settled. When this happens we can usually use the existing pier locks and just remove/replace the posts or screw jacks. The floor can then be leveled back to where it was before.
Every now and then the damage is either too extensive for a repair or repairing the foundation is not a cost-effective solution. In these cases, we can perform either a full and partial foundation replacement.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Danville
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