Common Foundation Problems in Lafayette
We are able to repair all foundation problems in Lafayette, CA including…
- Drainage problems
- Wet basements or crawl spaces
- Improper grading
- Underpinning problems
- Earthquake damage
- Landslide damage
- Retaining wall failure
- Expansive soil (This is 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
Your home’s foundation is its most important part. Even foundation problems that seem minor at first can eventually turn into major problems if they’re not fixed right away. If you notice any of the problems mentioned here – or even something we haven’t mentioned – contact us today for an inspection.
Foundation Repair Services in Lafayette
We’ve been fixing foundations for 20 years, so we know how stressful foundation problems can be for homeowners. Because we’ve successfully completed over 2700 foundation repairs in Northern California, can guide you through the repair process step by step. We consider it our job to not only to repair your foundation, but to keep you updated while we’re doing it. We’ll tell you exactly what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and when we’ll be doing it.
Signs of an un-level foundation include sloped floors, and doors and windows that are out of alignment. Usually, an un-level foundation is due to settlement. We fix the problem via a process calling underpinning that uses steel push piers to lift the building back to its original position.
Helical piers get their name because they’re shaped like giant screws. Because they’re fast and easy to install, they’re great for any construction project needing a deep foundation system. They’re a less expensive alternative to concrete piers.
Drilled Concrete Piers
If your home is situated on the side of a hill, you might be experiencing foundation movement due to settlement. This happens because all that soil eventually – over time – makes it way downhill. Problems include doors and windows that are out of alignment, sloped floors, and drywall cracks. We use concrete piers – drilled deep down into the bedrock under the foundation – to stabilize your home.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Are your concrete sidewalks or walkways sinking? This happens when expansive soil, tree roots, or drainage problems cause movement under the slab. It’s a safety hazard that could turn into a liability issue if someone gets hurt.
We can re-level the concrete using a quick, minimally-invasive process that involves injecting polyurethane foam under the slab in order to lift it back up. It’s less expensive than replacing the concrete.
Crawl Space Screw Jack Replacement
There are times when you see signs of settlement even though your foundation is perfectly sound. This happens when either your screw jacks have deteriorated or your crawl space support posts have settled. In these cases, we can usually use your existing pier locks and just remove/replace the posts or screw jacks. The floor can then be lifted back up again.
Although most foundation problems can be repaired, there are times when it makes more sense to replace the entire foundation. Maybe this is because the damage is too extensive or perhaps a repair wouldn’t be cost-effective. We do both full and partial foundation replacements.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Lafayette, CA
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