Wet Alameda Basement? Foundation or Concrete Problems?

If you are experiencing a foundation, concrete or damp basement trouble, we can help out.

We have strategies to raise your concrete slab, fill those concrete cracks and make your basement dry.

If your house or property has an issue in one of these areas, maybe you aren’t really convinced how bad your situation is.

You might set aside a few minutes for a brief phone call and we could talk about it.

You can explain your problem on the phone and we will let you know what your options are.

If you agree, we can schedule a morning or afternoon to connect at your house for a close look.

When Do I Know if My House Has a Problem?

Often an Alameda homeowner has no difficulty noticing their house has a structure predicament. In some cases, the evidence is really obvious.

In other situations, the homeowner doesn’t have a clue they have a problem. The symptoms are often too subtle. And new houses aren’t immune from these problems either. They can turn up no matter what sort of home construction you have or no matter how old your property is.

Check out the structural failures of this starter home

What Are Indications of a Foundation Situation?

• Significant cracks in a cement foundation or basement floor
• Doors or windows stick to their frames when you open or close them
• Rain water gets in your basement or crawlspace
• Spaces around exterior doors or a garage door and frame
• Irregular or pitched interior floors
• Vertical cracks in drywall between the door frame and the ceiling
• Noticeable separations between exterior walls or your chimney and a wall
• Collections of water around your house after a rain
• Spaces between a wall and the ceiling
• Spaces between a wall and the floor
• Basement is too damp or has a musty smell
• Cracking exterior or interior brick walls or their mortar
• Separating wood molding, commonly door or crown molding
• Floors are weak, warped or uneven
• Cracking solid surface exterior or interior walls

Is My House Problem Going To Be Hard to Correct?

House foundation repairs can be tough, but they can be fixed. Other issues, such as raising a section of a concrete walkway, are a lot easier.

With that in mind, these repairs call for the attention of a seasoned foundation repair contractor and work crew. Plus they need to have the right equipment to change a sinking home structure, perform a house leveling or properly complete another kind of serious structure situation.

Waterproofing a Basement in Alameda CA

If you get a wet basement, why not have one of our technicians have a look and find out what is letting rain water to drip into it.

For us to get your basement dry, maybe we will not have to do any work down in your basement, but rather solely on the grounds and landscape grading right around your home. We will come up with the right solution to resolve the situation.

Alameda Concrete Lifting Service

If you see a a part of your concrete sidewalk, driveway, or garage has sunk a bit, we can typically lift it back to where it was meant to be. This procedure is commonly referred to as either slabjacking or mudjacking.

To lift up your slab, we force a thick compound beneath the section of your lowest slab. This mud spreads out, solidifies and shoves your concrete up to the proper height.

Cement slab lifting improves the appearance of sunken walkway and sidewalk segments by getting them all level again. This also helps prevent trips and falls on your property.

Okay, What Might Cause These Problems?

The soil under and around your house and driveway slowly moves slightly. It can contract or increase slightly stemming from moisture content and changes in temperature. Illustration of a single family home which has substantial sinking worries

This movement will put stress on whatever construction is sitting on top of it. Most structures can deal with some of this activity, but excessive activity, too often, could move even a well-built building.

As you can’t control the weather here in Northern California, having your home sitting on a yard which has poor drainage and poor grading could be large reasons in whether or not you see a nasty structure problem at your house.

Simply putting up good rain gutters can help keep unwanted rain water away from your house. It’s a simple remedy which might have a big effect.

The sort of soil your house was built on may be a chief aspect as well. Some types of clay soil swell and contract more than others when they get exposed to water.

An additional predictor of foundation problems is having a large tree that is too close to your residence. This might make trouble if the roots reach beneath the house and place stress on water and sewer pipes and maybe your concrete slab.

Natural environment forces can assist the beginning of very little cracks with your house’s structure. These small cracks start to allow in moisture, air and even tiny bugs, then those petite cracks grow more substantial as time goes by.

Do I Really Need to Have My House Inspected?

If you’re worried you might have a situation at your house, at the very least, it’s best to get a pro to inspect it and learn their opinion.

Cracking and problems with your house structure will not magically get better over time. It is best to have the problem corrected as soon as you can.

The complete house depends on the foundation, it needs to be watched out for and taken care of.

If you frequently see water down in your basement, the blend of water and enough time could lead to a case of mold. Having mold at your house may be serious concerns.

Hoping to sell your house without doing any necessary repairs probably isn’t a great idea either. Very few home buyers will be excited about a house which has any indication of moisture in the basement or structural problems.

Plus, house sellers should advise any serious home buyer about any considerable defect with their home before the sales transaction is concluded, so it is easier to fix the problem first.

In a few instances, homeowners believe their problem is so bad it will become a serious significant project and cost them lots of money to fix.

They sometimes get pleasantly surprised that it can be sorted out quickly.

But a homeowner usually doesn’t be sure until they have it inspected.

You Could Contact Us

When the time comes for picking an Alameda contractor to get your place fixed, you have a small number of safe choices. Illustration of a residence which is all fixed

Our professional repair work teams can examine your home, create a strategy and then complete the corrections as promised. We will put your house back in good shape.

What Suburbs Do We Work In?

We’ll generally work all over the East Bay area. We can work on homes around Alameda Island and the 94501 zip. Give us a call and we will talk about the challenge you’re having.

Let’s Talk Services

Home Foundation Repairs
Basement Waterproofing
House Leveling
Foundation Crack Repair
Concrete Mudjacking

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