Common Foundation Problems in Martinez
We are able to repair all foundation problems in Martinez, 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
The foundation is the most important part of your home. Minor issues can quickly turn into big problems that affect the building’s structural integrity. If you’ve noticed any of the problems mentioned here – or not mentioned here – contact us right away for an inspection.
Foundation Repair Services in Martinez
We’ve been repairing foundations in Martinez since 2005. So, we know how stressful a foundation problem can be for homeowners. Because we’ve successfully completed 2700 foundation repairs in Northern California, we can put your mind at ease by walking you through the process step by step. We’ll educate you about exactly what we’re doing and keep you updated while we’re doing it.
Signs of an unlevel foundation include floors that slope, and doors and windows that stick. The most common cause of an un-level foundation is settlement. This might be something that happened slowly over time, or it might be due to a catastrophic event. Whatever the cause, we can use heavy duty steel push piers to lift the building back up again.
Helical piers get their name because they’re shaped like a helices. They’re giant screws, in other words. They’re less expensive that concrete piers, easily install in no time, and are great for construction projects requiring a deep foundation system.
Drilled Concrete Piers
If your home is situated on the side of a hill, you may eventually notice foundation settlement caused by soil movement. This happens because the soil that was once under your foundation at the top of the hill, eventually makes its way down the hill. Signs include windows and doors that are no longer aligned, sloped floors, and cracks in drywall. We can install concrete piers deep into the bedrock in order to stabilize the structure.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Settling in concrete sidewalks and other types of walkways is caused by a number of things, including expansive soils, tree roots, and problems with drainage. All these cause soil movement under the slab which then causes it to sink. Uneven concrete is both a safety and a liability issue, and should be repaired immediately.
Re-leveling settled concrete is a minimally-invasive process that involves injecting polyurethane foam under the slab in order to lift it up. It’s less expensive than replacing the concrete and when the procedure is complete, you can use the sidewalk or walkway immediately.
Crawl Space Screw Jack Replacement
There are times when homeowners notice signs of settlement even though their home’s foundation is perfectly sound. When this happens the problem is usually cased by deteriorated screw jacks or settled crawl space support posts. We can use the existing pier locks and just remove/replace the posts or screw jacks. The floor can then be lifted up again.
Fortunately, most foundations can be repaired and don’t need to be replaced. However, there are times when the damage to a foundation is too extensive for a repair to make sense. Another reason might be when it’s simply more cost-effective to replace rather than repair the foundation. We do both full and partial foundation replacement.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Martinez, CA
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