Common Foundation Problems in Orinda
We are able to repair all foundation problems in Orinda, 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
It’s impossible to over emphasize the importance of a building’s foundation to its structural integrity. Don’t let a minor foundation issue turn into a big problem. If you’ve noticed any of the problems listed here – or something not listed here – contact us right away for an inspection.
Foundation Repair Services in Orinda
We’ve been repairing foundations in Orinda for 15 years, and so far have successfully completed over 2700 foundation repairs in Northern California. We know foundation problems are stressful for homeowners and that’s why we will walk you through the process step-by-step. We’ll explain to you what we’ll be doing, and we’ll keep you updated while we’re doing it..
Signs of an un-level foundation include sloped floors, and doors and windows that are out of alignment (they stick or they’re hard to open and close). We can fix this problem using heavy duty steel push piers to stabilize the foundation.
Helical piers get their name because they’re shaped like a screw. They’re a good choice for deep foundations because they’re less expensive than concrete piers and they’re both fast and easy to install.
Drilled Concrete Piers
Homes built on hillsides often experience settlement due to soil movement. This happens because the soil that was once at the top of the hill, over time makes its way down the hill. When this happens, it can destabilize your foundation and you’ll start to notice signs like sloped floors and windows and doors that stick. We use concrete piers – drilled deep down into the bedrock – to stabilize your home.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
Sunken concrete sidewalks and walkways are a safety hazard and a liability. Concrete slabs sink for a variety of reasons including drainage problems, invasive tree roots, and expansive soils. These cause soil movement under the slab, which causes it to sink.
Raising sunken concrete walkways is done via a minimally invasive procedure known as ”slabjacking”. Polyurethane foam is injected under the slab and as it expands it lifts the concrete back up. It’s less expensive that replacing the concrete.
Crawl Space Screw Jack Replacement
Sometimes homeowners notice signs of settlement even those their home’s foundation is sound. This is usually due to deteriorated screw jacks or crawl space support posts that have settled. We fix this by using the existing pier locks and then remove/replace the posts or screw jacks. The floor can then be lifted up.
Fortunately, most foundation problems can be repaired. However, every now and then the damage is so extensive that repair isn’t an option. There are also times when it’s simply not cost-effective to repair a foundation. We do both full and partial foundation replacement.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Orinda, CA
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