Basement, Foundation and Concrete Repairs in Berkeley CA
We give economical and fast remedies to several varieties of soggy basement, building structure, or sinking concrete slab problems.
If your house is showing signs of one of these problems, we will do what we can to have it taken care of.
We will go over your matter on the phone and let you know what a few of your next steps are.
If you want, we can schedule a time to get together at your home for a closer investigation.
Does My Home Have a Problem?
Usually an Alameda County homeowner can tell there is a structure disorder.
Sometimes, the evidence is quite clear. In other instances the clues are hard to see.
These issues can show up in all kinds of different buildings, from new to old and from inexpensive houses to expensive ones.
Some Problem Signs:
• Cracking in an interior or exterior brick wall or mortar
• New spaces around doors, particularly external doors and garage doors
• Vertical cracking in sheet rock, usually between a door frame and the ceiling
• Uneven or sloped floors
• A substantial crack in a cement basement floor or foundation
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you attempt to open them
• Gaps where a wall and ceiling come together, or where a wall and floor come together
• Gaps or any separation between two exterior walls or a wall and chimney
• A soaked crawlspace or pools of water near your house after a rain
• Water inside your basement
• Separated or cracking wood molding, usually crown or door molding
• Cracks in a solid surface exterior or interior wall
• Your basement seems too damp and has a musty smell
• Floors have become irregular, sagging or weak, or tiles have become loose.
Are These Problems Hard to Correct?
Property owners worry that their problem is so bad, their repair job will be nearly impossible to accomplish and cost them a small fortune to have it finished.
But in fact, most of these kinds of issues are getting repaired nearly each day somewhere in the city. Certain projects are rather pricey; other jobs are not too bad.
A difficult foundation repair project requires a highly trained contractor, in command of a solid crew and utilizing special equipment necessary to get the work done.
Operating beneath a building, lifting it up and getting it level without interrupting the structural integrity of a home is not a job for an inexperienced company.
Berkeley Basement Waterproofing Company
If you’re tired of having a wet basement, we have a pro who will determine what is causing water to get into it.
The basement waterproofing plan we take on with your project might not even call for any real efforts inside the home at all. Some homeowners are concerned that we have to work on their basement walls, but that is not always the truth.
Sometimes lots of the work is targeted only on the landscaping and soil around the house.
Berkeley Mudjacking and Slab Lifting Services
If part of your cement patio, sidewalk or garage floor has sunken over the years, we will often improve that too.
The procedure we use is labeled mud jacking (many companies call it slab jacking).
Slabjacking is a cool procedure. It requires pushing a dense filler material beneath the part of concrete that has sunken low. The volume of this mud beneath the concrete deliberately forces the slab back up to the height it originally was at.
After your concrete slabs are all at the same height, your sidewalk, terrace or driveway will look better and people won’t be stumbling and tripping on the uneven joints any more.
Why Do These Circumstances Happen?
Well, I’m not a natural science teacher, but it has everything to do with how the soil reacts to the environment.
The soil your home is built on changes periodically. It moves a little. It shifts. It will stretch or settle with contact with moisture and temperature.
These expansions and contractions of the dirt your house is constructed on may end up applying stress on even recently built residences.
Although you cannot manipulate our weather here in the Bay Area, having your house constructed on a lot which has inadequate drainage and improper grading or neglecting to put on working rain gutters can be key elements in whether or not your property experiences a structure or water issue.
A few homeowners run into challenges in these areas; many more do not. The best ways to counter home structure problems is to eliminate rain water from settling around and under the home.
Another detail that impacts these issues is the physical makeup of the soil beneath the house. Different varieties of soils vary in just how much water they retain. Some kinds of soil retains more water (and swells and stretches) more than other types do.
A different source of structure ailments is a large tree planted close to your property. This could cause problems if the roots expand beneath the house and apply pressure on water and sewer pipes and maybe your structure. The long roots of a hefty tree close to your property can also pull too much moisture out from the dirt beneath your building, making it too dried up during our Summer dry season.
Each of these types of ecological strain could cause the growth of minor cracks in the base of your house. Small-scale cracking can escort in moisture and have a way of developing into bigger cracks over the years.
Can’t I Just Wait and Do It Later?
If you have a problem with your North California home, just call and have it examined. It is not something you should put off for long.
You shouldn’t simply dismiss it and then just hope that it slowly goes away. Because it won’t just go away.
Foundation crack repair is something a homeowner should concentrate on sooner rather than later on.
Your foundation supports your complete building. The floors, walls, and even the roof all rely on it. If you have a challenge, you ought to manage it today so that it does not develop into a nastier dilemma a year from now.
If you continuously see water in your basement, the mixture of water and enough time could lead to a mold problem. Getting mold in your basement can be serious trouble.
If you’re contemplating selling your home, just remember that no one wants to buy a home which has any sort of structural problem or has telltale indicators of water seepage down in the basement.
Plus, if you know you have a crucial structure or water-related issue, you’re required to tell the purchaser of what it is. You don’t want the buyer to come back after you after the sale is over.
Don’t assume that your trouble is too complicated to solve. Try not to worry that it’ll cost a lot.
An experienced contractor and team can treat nearly every trouble you have. And the price might be under what you are imagining.
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We’re a local company who has been working in the house repair field for a long time.
Our experienced contractors have the working experience essential to perform detailed foundation inspections and then expertly take care of your troubles.
What Suburbs Do We Work In?
We work on properties all over the East Bay including the Berkeley, Albany, Claremont, Elmwood, Northbrae, Panoramic Hill, South Berkeley, Thousand Oaks, UC-Berkeley and Westbrae neighborhoods. This includes the zip codes of 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94707, 94708, 94709 and 94710.
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We work at properties in the areas of Albany, Claremont, Northbrae, Elmwood, Panoramic Hill, Thousand Oaks, South Berkeley, Westbrae and UC-Berkeley and the 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94708, 94707, 94710 and 94709 zip codes.
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