Does Your Davis Basement Get Wet? Concrete Cracks? Foundation Problem?
We offer cost effective answers to many types of frequent house structure, sinking concrete slab and wet basement issues in the Davis and Sacramento areas.
If you feel your property has a condition in one of these categories, contact us and let’s talk it over it.
It’s possible to speak about your problem on the phone and let you know what some of your next steps are.
If you wish, we could plan a time to meet at your house for a better look.
Think You Have a Problem, But You’re Not Sure?
Certain house issues can be very easy to identify. For instance, if you get water in your basement whenever it rains a lot.
Some issues come about so gradually that lots of homeowners don’t even notice them.
And while a large number of these problems develop at old homes, owners of new homes can suffer from them too.
Some Typical Symptoms of a Foundation Condition
• Flooring has become uneven, bouncy or sloped
• There are puddles of rain water near your home after it rains
• Your basement seems humid, damp or smells musty
• Separating wood molding, often door or crown molding
• Water gets in your basement
• Any cracking in interior or exterior walls, bricks or mortar
• Gaps around a doorway, especially an exterior or garage door
• Doors or windows are sticking to their frames when you close or open them
• Vertical cracks in sheet rock, like up between your door frame and the ceiling
• Separations between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
• Wide cracks in your concrete basement floor or foundation
• Spaces between your wall and floor or wall and ceiling
This Looks Like a Major Problem – Is It?
Substantial structural issues are hard to fix, but they can get done. Homeowners frequently believe that their problem is too hard to fix, or it will cost too much money to repair, but that might not be true.
Of course, these types of house repairs take a trained foundation repair contractor and work crew, utilizing the right gear and tools, to solve a settling home foundation, start a house leveling or another significant structure situation.
Waterproofing Basements in Davis CA
If your basement gets wet, our examination will try to discover what is causing rain water to get in it.
Your basement waterproofing improvement might not call for any actual work to the structure of your house itself, but instead just on the ground and landscape grading immediately outside the house.
No matter what it takes, we will come up with a plan deal with the issue.
Davis Area Slab Jacking Services
If a portion of your cement sidewalk, patio or patio has sunk beneath where it is supposed to be, we will get that corrected. The method we use is referred to as slab jacking. (Contractors call it mudjacking because we like to consider wet cement as mud.)
To lift up your slab, we shoot a mud-like substance down under the portion of your sunk slab. This filler spreads out, hardens and squeezes your concrete up to the correct position.
Concrete slab lifting is the recommended way to correct your sloping porch or sidewalk.
Why Does This Happen?
Well, it’s just the scientific properties of soil.
The earth under your house changes and moves around. It stretches and shrinks with exposure to rain water and fluctuations in temperature.
These actions are super slow and negligible, however they can be continual. This repeated swelling and contracting of the earth is stressing for even the latest houses.
One of the secrets to keeping a structure solid is to keep moisture away from around and underneath the property.
First, a building which rests on a properly graded lot will force rainwater to move away from the building and not toward it.
A residence equipped with dependable gutters and maybe another water flow method such as a French drain system, will be in a better position to not get surplus water under or around it.
Another issue that impacts these problems is the makeup of the soil underneath the home. Different types of soils differ in the amount of water they retain. Some types of soil (such as soils with high clay content) retains more water (and swells and contracts) more than other soils do.
One more cause for structure issues that some homeowners pay no attention to is having a major tree way too close to your residence. This may cause a problem if the roots of a tree grow underneath the home and put tension on your cement slab, water and sewer lines.
In a few instances, the long roots of a hefty tree that is too close to a home might also extract moisture out from the dirt underneath the building, which makes it too dry during our extended dry Summer seasons.
These are forms of natural environmental forces which can promote small cracks in your home’s foundation. Then all these small cracks allow in moisture, and those small cracks grow wider each year.
Our Best Advice is Don’t Wait Too Long
If you worry you may have a situation at your place, you should at least call to have it checked. The inspection isn’t something you should put off for long.
After getting it inspected, you can expect to at least understand what you are dealing with.
It’s common to hope that the obstacle simply fades away, but cement cracks and faults won’t correct themselves. They will not heal on their own. It’s almost always better to correct the matter now and not later.
Whenever rainwater gradually leaks into a basement, it can turn into troubles over the years as mold and mildew. And it will not become any better over time either.
Some homeowners hope to put maintenance off because they think they’ll be moving in a little while. But it’s hard to sell any house that has signs that may reveal a foundation problem. Buyers get concerned about getting stuck with a big repair bill right after they move in.
Plus, if you know your house has a critical structure or water-related problem, you are required to disclose to the buyer about what it is. You don’t want the buyer to come back after you months after the sale has ended.
A structure problem can be kind of worrisome. But we will come up with a strategy to fix your situation.
Try not to be worried. Cases which seem to the property owner as being too hard to fix can nearly always be repaired. Of course, it might take a fairly complicated and often hard operation, but it can be done.
We Hope To Be Your Contractor
We are one of the few local organizations that have been doing work in this home repair field for a long time.
Our community building contractors and teams have the working experience to do comprehensive foundation inspections and also properly resolve your plight.
Our Local Service Area
Our support area includes west Sacramento over into Yolo County, Davis and the 95616, 95617 and 95618 zip codes.
Here Is What We Do:
Call Today: 408-290-0770
A Contractor Near Me
Service areas include homes and business properties west of Sacramento.
This includes neighborhoods in the 95616, 95617 and 95618 zip codes.
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