Long Beach Cracks in Your Concrete? Foundation Issues?
We offer dependable solutions to quite a few common property structure, wet crawlspace or settling concrete slab predicaments.
If you think your home has a situation in one of these spots, simply give our company a call to go over it.
We can probably give some assistance right on the phone.
We might also arrange a convenient meeting time to get together and study your circumstances.
Do I Have a Problem?
In some cases, a homeowner can easily determine they are facing a structure problem.
In many situations, the signs are apparent and obvious.
In lots of instances, the warning signs are more difficult to spot.
And these complications can show up with any kind or design of building construction.
Warning Signs You May Have a Foundation Situation
• Spaces around doors, specifically external and garage doors
• Windows or doors that stick to their frames when you try to open them, or close hard
• Water in your basement – water should never be down in your basement
• Uneven or sloping interior floors
• Separating or cracking interior molding, mainly coor molding or crown molding
• Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Cracks in solid surface exterior or interior walls
• Up and down cracks in sheet rock, frequently seen between the door frame and ceiling
• Large cracks in a cement basement floor or foundation
• Gaps between a wall and ceiling or a wall and floor
• Gaps or separation between two exterior walls or a wall and the chimney
• A damp crawlspace or noticeable pooling of water close to your home after a rain
• Your basement seems damp or humid and has a musty smell
• Floors are loose, weak, look warped or irregular, or floor tiles are loose or broke
How Can This Problem Even Be Fixed?
Substantial house structure issues are difficult to fix, but they can be worked out.
Homeowners might guess their problem is either unfixable, or it costs a lot of money to repair, but that isn’t necessarily true.
With that in mind, these kinds of repairs will require the work of a professional foundation repair company and staff.
Plus they have to have the correct equipment to change a sinking house structure, complete a house leveling or safely undertake another kind of problematic structure issue.
Waterproofing a Crawlspace
When your crawlspace or slab is always getting wet, our waterproofing specialists will figure out what is causing water to get into it.
For us to make your home dry, we may not need to do any work actually inside your basement, but instead only on your grounds and landscape grading directly around the house.
We will come up with the best solution to eliminate the issue.
Long Beach Concrete Slab Lifting Services
If parts of your cement patio or side walk has sunk or become uneven, we can take care of that too.
We utilize a technique known as mudjacking (also called slab jacking).
Slab jacking is an interesting treatment.
This process consists of pumping a dense mud-like compound beneath the part of concrete which has gotten too low.
The thick compound expands to fill in all of the holes underneath the concrete and then slowly pushes the slab up to the height it originally was at.
In addition to seeking a nicer appearance, the key reason why homeowners decide on mudjacking is the fact that having two adjoining uneven concrete segments could lead to trips, falls and stubbed toes. Just about all jobs are finished in just a couple of hours.
How Do These Issues Occur?
The earth under your home and driveway steadily moves.
It can compress or swell slightly caused by moisture content and heat or cold.
This movement can put stress on whatever construction is on top of it.
Most buildings can handle some of this action, but excessive movement, too frequently, can stress even a well-built building.
Most building owners will not experience any real foundation or water predicament, but a few will.
There are some steps a property owner might be able to do in order to help prevent problems.
First of all, they can be sure the residential lot their home sits on is properly graded and transfers water out and away from their home.
They can also make sure to install proper rain gutters that will take the rain which hits the top of their house and passes it away from the home.
The composition of the dirt your home was constructed on is a big issue as well.
Some types of soil swell more than others do when it gets wet. Clay soils specifically.
A different origin of property conflicts is having a big tree planted too close to your house.
This may lead to problems as the roots develop below the home and apply stress on sewer and water pipes and maybe your structure.
The long roots from a massive tree right next to your property can also pull all the moisture away from the dirt underneath your structure, making it too dried out during our Summer dry season.
All forms of ecological strain might cause the creation of small-scale cracking in the foundation of your property.
Smallish cracking can escort in moisture and also have a habit of progressing into larger cracks over the years.
Can I Bother With This Later?
If you think there is a problem with your property, you should get it looked over and repaired if needed.
The inspection isn’t something you should postpone.
Do not neglect it.
You recognize your basement foundation is supporting the entire building.
Your house, the walls, the floors as well as the roof all depend on it.
If your basement is allowing rain water seep into it, the ensuing predicaments can range from a damp smell to mold growth.
Plus, every season the conditions will usually grow more serious.
If your home shows any visible indications that might signify it has a foundation problem, the majority of property buyers will pass on it.
People are worried that the house may need a big repair.
Plus, since you need to tell any truly serious home buyer of any vital defect with the home before they buy it from you, it’s wise to correct the trouble first.
In some situations, property owners think their problem is so severe it will turn into a big significant project and cost them a lot of money to do.
They often are pleasantly surprised that it can be fixed quickly.
But a homeowner usually won’t be sure until they get it looked over by a specialist.
We have the capability necessary to get your job done the right way.
Our work teams have completed projects like this in the past.
They can put your residence back in tip-top shape again too.
Suburbs Where We Work
We are able to service homeowners all over Long Beach. Especially those in downtown Long Beach, Waterfront, East Village, Washington, Willmore and Alamitos Beach.
Even if you live a bit outside of the area, call us anyway and we can let you know for sure.
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A Contractor in My Neighborhood
We work at homes and business properties all over Long Beach. Especially buildings in downtown Long Beach, Waterfront, East Village, Washington, Willmore and Alamitos Beach.