Foundation or Concrete Problems in Northridge CA?
Find someone who brings dependable help to local homeowners and property owners.
They handle any foundation or concrete situation you might be going through.
From a damp basement to a settled concrete slab to a split in your basement wall or floor, they can help.
If you feel (or know) you have a problem with one of these places, make a call.
Why not talk about it.
They can go over your situation on the phone and let you know what a few of your options are.
If you wish, they will prepare a time to get together at your home for a better look.
I’m Not Really Sure What My Problem Is
It’s not easy to see if you have a real problem with your SoCal home or not.
Some problems are subtle and need an experienced contractor to offer their opinion. Other problems will be more obvious.
And problems do turn up at both old and new buildings.
Signs You Could Have a Foundation Issue
• Spaces around doors, like exterior doors and garage doors
• Doors or windows that stick to their casings when you try to open them, or close too hard
• There is water inside your basement – water should never be in your basement
• Uneven or sloping wood flooring
• Separated or cracking wood molding, particularly crown molding or door molding
• Splits in interior or exterior brick walls or mortar
• Cracks in solid surface exterior or interior walls
• Up and down splits in sheet rock, usually seen between the door frame and ceiling
• Substantial cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
• Spaces between a wall and its ceiling or a wall and the floor
• Gaps or any separation between exterior walls or a wall and chimney
• A damp crawlspace or visible pooling of water around your house after a rain
• Your basement seems damp or humid and it has a musty odor
• Floors are sagging, weak, look warped or uneven, or floor tiles have become loose or broke
Can My Issue Be Corrected?
Homeowners often feel their house problems are going to be nearly impossible to fix, but, actually, nearly all situations can be fixed.
With that in mind, repairing a house structure problem takes a highly trained contractor and work crew, along with the proper equipment and tools to raise and fix a house which is no longer straight and level.
Crawlspace Waterproofing Contractor
If your basement is often getting wet or seems damp, these waterproofing specialists will find out what is causing water to get into it.
They may develop a waterproofing solution which will correct your moisture problem without needing to actually work down in your basement at all.
It is possible they can treat the matter just by doing tasks outside your house on the rain gutters, grounds and landscaping close to your house.
Northridge Mudjacking and Slab Lifting Services
An additional service they provide is mudjacking.
Mudjacking is commonly called slabjacking or mud jacking. This is how they can raise up sections of your concrete sidewalk, veranda or driveway that may have sunk into the ground over the years.
In an effort to raise your slab back to the level where it initially was, they push a mud-like solution below your sunken slab. This mud fills in the unfilled spots, solidifies and drives your concrete up to the appropriate level.
Other than appearance, the key reason property owners decide on mud jacking is that having uneven concrete segments can result in tripping incidents, accidents and, in the warm weather months, stubbed toes. Almost all projects are finished in just a few hours.
Okay, What Causes These Issues?
Well, it’s simply the scientific properties of the soil our homes are built on.
The soil under and close to your home sporadically changes, moves a little and shifts. It could expand or settle depending on exposure to water and temperature.
This steady expansion, pulling and movement (regardless of how small) of the earth can put a pressure on a building or other solid structure.
One of the keys to keeping a home structure sound is to keep excessive water from around and beneath the house.
First, a building that is located on a properly graded yard will see rainwater move away from the structure and not towards it. Plus a house reinforced by proper rain gutters and perhaps an additional water drainage strategy will also be in a better position to not have excess water beneath and around the structure.
One of the primary issues which impact a house is the absorbency of the dirt it sits on. Soil that will absorb and retain a lot of moisture will often expand more than soil which doesn’t hold water well. Most of California has pretty good soil, but some areas do have these absorbent clay soils.
Just having a really large tree up close to your home might become a contributing variable. The roots from a big tree may expand well underneath a house and extract moisture from below that home during dry and hot summer months. This can make that dirt too dry. And when it is way too dry, it contracts and shrinks.
Natural environmental pressure might help to lead to tiny cracks to start in your home’s foundation. These small cracks allow in humidity and other things. And those small breaks might get bigger as time goes on.
Can I Wait Before I Do Something About It?
If you have an issue with your Los Angeles County house, you probably should have it checked out and repaired. It usually isn’t something you should put off for long.
Structure problems will not get better over time. They generally become worse. You might be willing to put off having the repair work started, yet it could be to your advantage to fix it right now.
Water gradually seeping into a basement can cause problems such as mold. And those kind of problems will only get worse in time.
If you’re contemplating not fixing your home and just selling it fast, house buyers usually do not want to make a bid on a property that shows any evidence of moisture being in the basement or a serious structural situation.
And, if you are a house seller, you should divulge to the buyer the substantial issues with your house or you could wind up in legal trouble later.
If you are noticing some worrying signs or symptoms at your house, don’t be worried that the circumstance is too difficult or costly to be repaired. Professional contractors can treat nearly any problem.
Finding a Good Company
Talk to someone who has the ability to get your job done properly.
These contractors have completed these jobs before. They can put your place back in new shape.
West Burbank Suburbs Where They Work
The service area includes the general western Burbank area including Northridge and the 91324, 91335 and 91325 zip codes.
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A Contractor For Your Area
Good contractors work at homes and business properties in west Burbank, Northridge and the 91324, 91335 and 91325 zips.