Wet Basement? Foundation or Concrete Problems in Excelsior Area of San Francisco?

Find someone to perform repairs on many kinds of house structural, sunken concrete slab and dripping basement projects.

If you are going through one of these situations at your residence, you can locate a great choice to help you out.

During a friendly call, you can explore your circumstances, maybe receive a little bit of advice and then set up an appointment to come out and investigate your property.

After the evaluation, they will be able to offer you a plan of action about how to get it corrected.

Not Sure You Have a Real Problem

Plenty of house problems are easy to spot; other problems develop so gradually many homeowners never see them.

And while many of these issues come about at older houses, even owners of new homes might experience them.

Spot the issues at this single-family home

Simple Warnings That Might Indicate You Have a Problem:

• Water in your crawlspace or basement
• Separating or cracked interior molding (usually door or crown molding)
• Spaces around exterior doors or garage doors
• Floors are irregular, bouncy or warped
• Windows or doors which stick to their frames
• Cracking in any solid surface wall, brick wall or mortar
• Uneven or sloping floors
• Vertical cracking in the drywall between a door frame and ceiling
• Separations between two exterior walls or one wall and the chimney
• Big cracks in a basement floor or concrete foundation
• New spaces between a wall and ceiling or your wall and floor
• Your basement constantly smells musty or seems damp and humid
• Collections of rain water around your home after rains

Can My Issue Be Fixed?

Almost every foundation problem can be repaired. Some of the jobs are uncomplicated, some of the remaining jobs are really hard.

But these types of property repairs do need professional foundation repair contractors and experienced crews, working with the right gear and tools, to carry out a proper home leveling, stabilize a settling building foundation, or properly execute any other serious house challenge.

Excelsior CA Basement Waterproofing

If you’re sick and tired with living with a wet basement, there is a pro that can learn what is causing rain water to leak into it.

The strategy to waterproof your basement might not require any actual work to the structure or basement walls, but rather focus just on improvements to the ground and landscaping surrounding the building. They will create a way to get your basement dry again.

Sunken Concrete Slab Lifting in South San Francisco

If a portion of your concrete pavement, patio or driveway has sunk beneath where it was meant to be, you will get that corrected. The approach they use is known as slabjacking. (Your contractor sometimes refers to it as mud jacking because they like to think of wet cement as mud.)

Mud jacking is where your contractor forcefully send a mud-like mixture under a sunken cement slab. After this thick material accumulates under the slab, it pushes the slab up to the position you want it to be.

Your sidewalk, courtyard or driveway will look much better as soon as each of the pieces are the same level, and nobody will be tripping on them anymore either.

Why Is This Happening to My SF Property?

Well, it’s simply the natural properties of the soil our homes sit on.

The ground under and close to your home occasionally changes, moves and adjusts. It might expand or contract depending on exposure to rain water or changes in temperature. Drawing of how one building can steadily shift downwards

This continuing expansion, pulling and movement (no matter how small) of the ground can add a pressure on a building or any other solid structure.

Sure, you might be unable to command the elements or the soil composition here in the west Bay Area, there are a couple factors you can control. First, your lot needs to be graded to keep rain water away from your house. Next, you need a decent rain gutter system to stop the rain that hits your home from gathering around it.

One significant component that a homeowner can’t alter is the makeup of the ground their house sits on. Soil can vary by part of the country.

Some kinds of soils are more absorbent than others are. The more absorbent the dirt, the more water it captures and then the more it can expand when it gets exposed to water. That isn’t good. Fortunately, most south San Francisco ground is not too absorbent.

One other reason for structure issues is having a giant tree too near your house. This tree might lead to problems if those roots spread underneath the house and put demands on your structure, or obstruct sewer and water pipes.

The roots of a major tree that is right next to your home can also draw large volumes of moisture out from the earth below your home, making the ground too dried out during our Summertime dry period.

All these forms of external strain may promote the growth of little cracking in the foundation of your property.

Modest cracks can allow in humidity and have a habit of evolving into greater cracks over time.

Can I Do This Later?

If you’ve got a situation with your house, you need to get it checked out and remedied. It is not something you should put off for long.

As much as we would like these matters would simply go away, they will not. Challenges like basement foundation crack repair is generally repaired sooner as opposed to later.

The bottom of your home physically supports the entire remainder of your building, from ground floor to the roof. It is better to address these problems instead of putting them off.

When a basement is letting rain water seep into it, the subsequent conditions can range from a damp smell to mold. Plus, each season the conditions will often get worse.

In case you are thinking of just selling your home and not dealing with it, there are very few prospective buyers who would consider a home that has a foundation situation or one that gets water in its basement.

And, when you are working to sell a home, you need to inform any serious buyer know about any critical issues with your house or you could find yourself in civil difficulty later on.

In some situations, many property owners assume their house problem is so bad it will require a major project and plenty of money to fix it, but they end up being surprised when it can get remedied fairly quickly.

But the homeowner won’t know until they have it checked out.

Have Your Home Inspected

This is a local company who has been working in this house repair field for many years. The repair staff has this house all done

Good inspectors and work groups have the practical experience required to doing a thorough structure inspection and then soundly and effectively get your property challenge addressed.

The Areas Worked In

Our typical service area includes the Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Bernal Heights, Mission Terrace, Portola, Portola Place and the 94112 and 94134 zip codes.

Services That Get Done:

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

  408-290-0770

 

A Contractor Near Me

Projects get solved at properties all over the Bay Area, including Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Bernal Heights, Portola, Portola Place, Mission Terrace and the 94112 and 94134 zip codes.

 

Foundation Solvers San Francisco, CA

 

408-290-0770

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