Common Foundation Problems in San Jose
We repair foundation problems in San Jose, 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
Even minor foundation issues shouldn’t be ignored because they can turn into huge problems overnight. Huge problems that are expensive to fix. So, don’t let it get to that point. If you’ve spotted one or more of the above – or maybe something we haven’t listed here – contact us today to schedule an inspection.
Foundation Repair Services in San Jose
Foundation issues have made many a homeowner lose a good night’s sleep. Because we’ve successfully repaired over 2700 foundations in Northern California, we’re able to guide you through the repair process. We’ll let you know – in detail – exactly what we’ll be doing, why we’ll be doing it, and when we’ll be doing it. In other words, you’ll know what’s going on every step of the way.
If you’ve noticed lately that your floors aren’t as level as they used to be or that you’re having trouble opening doors and windows, your foundation may no longer be level. The most common reason for this is settlement, and settlement can be fixed via a foundation repair procedure called “underpinning” which uses steel push piers to lift the foundation back to its original position.
Helical piers sort of look like giant screws. They’re great for any construction project that needs a deep foundation system, and installation is quick and easy. They’re an excellent and cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete piers.
Drilled Concrete Piers
If you live in a home built on the side of a hill you might be experiencing foundation settlement caused by something called “soil creep”. Soil creep happens when – over time – soil that was at the top of a hill makes its way down the hill. When this happens you’ll start to notice signs of settlement. Sticking doors and windows, sloped floors, etc. We can fix foundation settlement caused by soil creep via installing concrete piers deep into the bedrock under your foundation in order to stabilize it.
Polyurethane Foam Injection
As the years pass, sidewalks and other concrete slabs can start to settle. Causes range from drainage problems to tree roots to expansive soil. Uneven concrete slabs should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid a costly ADA-related lawsuit.
We re-level concrete slabs using a minimally-invasive process called polyurethane foam injection, also known as slabjacking. The foam is injected under the concrete and expands almost immediately to many times its original size and lifts the concrete back to where it was before. You can walk on the concrete 15 minutes after the repair is complete.
Crawl Space Screw Jack Replacement
Sometimes, in homes with crawl space foundations, there will be signs of settlement even though there’s nothing wrong with the foundation. This is usually because there’s a problem with the screw jacks or the support posts in the crawl space. This can be fixed using the existing pier locks and simply removing/replacing the posts or screw jacks.
The good news is that most foundation problems – even very serious ones – can be repaired using one of the above techniques. However, sometimes the damage is so extensive that a foundation will need to be replaced. We do both full foundation replacements and partial foundation replacements.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in San Jose
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