Glendale Concrete or Foundation Problems? Wet Basement?
We offer budget-friendly answers to many common property structure, damp basement or sinking concrete slab predicaments.
If you are worried your home has a problem with one of these areas, give us a call and lets talk about it.
We can explore your issue on the phone and let you know what some of your options are.
If you want, we could prepare a time to meet at your home for a better look.
Does My House Really Have a Problem?
Certain house problems can be pretty simple to spot. For instance, if you have water in your basement when it rains hard.
Other conditions happen so slowly that many homeowners don’t even notice them.
And while a large number of these problems occur at older homes, owners of new properties may suffer them too.
Be Aware of Any of the Below Items:
• There are spaces around exterior doors and their frames
• You have water in your basement or crawlspace
• There is a space between a wall and your floor or a wall and your ceiling
• Windows or doors are sticking to their frames whenever you try to open or close them
• Your basement seems humid and damp
• It feels like the floor is saggy or bouncy or some tiles are loose.
• You see separated wood molding strips, usually door or crown molding
• There is a crack in a solid surface exterior wall
• You have water collecting near your home or in your crawlspace after a rain
• There are cracks in exterior or interior brick and mortar walls
• There is an uneven or sloping interior floor
• Your sheet rock has a vertical crack, perhaps between the ceiling down to a door frame
• You notice considerable cracks in your basement floor or concrete blocks
• There is a separation between exterior walls or wall and chimney
My Problem Looks Hard to Repair. Is It?
The average homeowner fears that their house problem is likely to be just about impossible to make right and cost a lot of money.
But a majority of properties in these circumstances can get repaired. These types of repair jobs take place every day.
Sometimes the cost is significant, but in other cases, not as much.
Of course, these kinds of house repairs require a qualified foundation repair contractor and team, working with special gear and tools, to correct a sunken house structure, complete a building leveling process or other crucial structure issue.
Basement Waterproofing Contractor Near Me
If your basement gets water in it after a hefty rain, we’ll stop it. We can learn why water is getting in and how to prevent it.
No homeowner has to put up with a wet basement.
Our strategy to waterproof your basement may not require any actual work on the building structure or basement walls, but instead just changes to the lot and yard surrounding the building.
We will create a strategy to make your basement dry again.
Glendale Concrete Mudjacking Services
If parts of your cement patio, sidewalk, garage floor or entrance has sunk slightly over time, we can generally handle that too.
The operation we use to raise these sunken sections back up is called either slab jacking or mudjacking.
Mud jacking refers to our process in which we pump a heavy mud compound below the sunken piece of the slab. This heavy mud gathers below the cement slab and pushes the slab up higher to its initial level.
As soon as the mud solidifies, your concrete is all level again. No more accidental tripping.
Concrete slab lifting will be an budget friendly approach to address your uneven patio or walkway. It also prevent tripping incidents and falls.
How Come We Have This Problem?
Right below your house and driveway, the soil is deliberately on the move.
It may contract or expand because of moisture, heat or cold and other factors. This slow, but constant motion might cause the structure above the ground be stressed. Parts of foundations can slightly move upward or down or sideways. But even just a small movement, over a few years, can result in a big issue with the structure itself.
So, you can’t control the weather or the scientific composition of the dirt around California, but letting your home sit on a poorly graded lot might be asking for trouble.
If your lot does not force rainwater to go away from your house, you could encounter a bad condition in the future.
Also, neglecting to put on working rain gutters is another oversight homeowners can make. Gutters are a relatively easy repair that can help prevent water issues.
One of the biggest factors that affect this situation is something that the homeowner can’t influence. It’s the absorbency of the soil that his home is built on.
Soil which could absorb and hold lots of water will swell up more than soil that doesn’t retain water well. These soils, normally clay soils, can lead to problems.
One more unusual predictor of foundation issues is having a large tree growing way too close to your house. This can create problems as its roots push under the home and put pressure on sewer and water pipes and your cement slab.
Each of these forms of environmental stress can add to the growth of smaller cracks in the base of your house. And a small cracking can let in moisture and air and has a way of developing into a bigger crack over time.
Can I Wait On This?
When you’re convinced you’ve got some kind of issue with your home, you probably should have it looked over. A quick examination is not something you should wait on.
It’s normal to hope that the issue just fades away, but basement cracks and faults won’t fix themselves. They won’t get better over time. It’s almost always advisable to target the matter now and not later.
If you routinely see moisture down in your basement, the mixture of water and time can result in a mold problem. Having a case of mold at your house can be big trouble.
If a home shows some noticeable signals that suggest it has a structure problem, nearly all property buyers will pass on it. Prospective buyers are worried that your house might require a substantial repair.
And, if you are going to sell your house, it’s your obligation to let a potential buyer know about any physical issues with your property.
In some situations, homeowners feel their problem is so bad it may need a significant project and lots of money to resolve, but they end up being happy when it can get repaired fairly quickly.
But the property owner will not know until they have their place checked out.
You Have Choices
We are a group that have been doing work in this field for some time. We hope we will be doing good work long into the future too. Our work team have the required knowledge and skills to complete a solid structure inspection as well as safely and effectively work to get rid of your house problem.
Suburbs Where We Work
We are able to visit the majority of homeowners around greater Glendale, including the neighborhoods of Citrus Grove, City Center, Mariposa, Pacific-Edison, Adams Square, Somerset, Adams Hill, West Glendale, Tropico, Grandview, El Miradero, Woodbury, Greenbriar, Glenoaks Canyon and the 91201, 91202, 91204, 91203, 91205, 91207, 91208 or 91206 zip codes.
Even if you reside a little outside of the areas, contact us anyway and we can let you know for certain.
Here Is What We Do:
Call Today: 323-641-4171
A Contractor Near Me
We work at homes and business properties around greater Glendale, including the neighborhoods of Citrus Grove, City Center, Mariposa, Pacific-Edison, Adams Square, Adams Hill, Somerset, West Glendale, Tropico, Grandview, El Miradero, Greenbriar, Woodbury, Glenoaks Canyon or the 91201, 91202, 91204, 91203, 91205, 91207, 91208 or 91206 zip codes.