Oakland Foundation, Concrete or Water Problems Got You Down?
We offer assistance to take care of any foundation or concrete problem you are experiencing.
From a damp basement to a settled concrete slab to cracks in your basement walls or floor, we can help out.
If your house or property has an issue in one of these situations, maybe you aren’t really sure how bad your problem is.
You could set aside a few minutes for a short phone call and we could talk about it.
If you call us, we can discuss what is happening and establish a time to come by your house and provide you with our thoughts on how someone could repair it.
Do I Have a Problem With My House?
In some instances an East Bay homeowner has no problem noticing they have a structure problem. In some cases, the evidence is really evident.
In other situations, the homeowner does not have any idea they have any problem. The signals are too subtle.
And new houses are not protected from these issues either. They can show up no matter what sort of home construction you have or no matter how old your home is.
Here are Signals To Be On the Lookout For:
• Water pools close to your home after a rain or you have a soggy crawlspace
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you open or close them
• There is water down in your basement
• Gaps between doors and their frames, particularly external doors and garage doors
• Irregular or sloped interior floors
• Splits in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Up and down cracking in drywall, particularly between a door frame and the ceiling
• Any cracking in solid surface exterior or interior walls
• Cracked or separated interior molding, often crown or door molding
• Considerable cracks in a concrete basement floor or foundation
• Damp, unpleasant and musty basement
• Floors are saggy, spongy or uneven, or tile floor sections have become loose
• Cracks between a wall and ceiling or wall and floor
• Separation between meeting exterior walls or wall and chimney
This Looks Like a Really Big Job – Is It?
In some instances homeowners worry their house flaws might be extremely hard to make right, but, actually, the majority of problems are not that unusual so they can be resolved.
Complex repair projects require a skilled contractor and work staff. They also involve the right tools and equipment.
We have both the knowledge and tools to get your project done properly.
Oakland Basement Waterproofing Contractor Near Me
If you suffer from a wet basement, our specialists will figure out what is allowing rain water to trickle into it.
Your East Bay basement waterproofing needs may not need almost any work on the interior of the building itself. Sometimes all of the necessary labor is invested only on the lot and yard surrounding your home.
No matter what condition your property is experiencing, we will come up with the right plan to correct it.
Oakland Area Slab Jacking Services
If areas of your cement terrace, sidewalk, porch or entrance has sunken some a bit over the years, we can nearly always handle that too.
The process we use to raise these sunken sections back up is known as either slab jacking or mud jacking.
Slabjacking is an interesting operation.
This process involves shooting a thick mud-like solution below that portion of concrete which has sunk. The thick compound expands and fills in all the holes beneath the concrete and bit by bit forces the slab up to the level it initially was at.
Slab elevating will enhance the appearance of pathways and will also stop unexpected tripping accidents.
Why Do These Things Happen in Northern California?
The earth beneath your house and driveway incrementally shifts. It can compress or expand somewhat because of moisture content and heat or cold.
This movement can attach stress on whatever building is above it. Most properties can handle a bit of this action, but too much activity, too often, could move even a new house.
While you can’t control the climate around the Bay Area, having your house built on a lot which has poor drainage or bad grading or your house does not have decent rain gutters could be key factors in whether or not you develop a bad situation.
The specific type of soil your house was built on is a fundamental variable just as well.
Some sorts of soil, especially high-clay soils, will swell and enlarge more than other varieties when they get exposed to moisture.
The extensive roots of a big tree which is too close to your house can actually suck all the available moisture from under your house, making it get too dry during our Summer dry months. This dryness can cause the ground to contract too much.
These are examples of environmental stress which can bring about starting very little cracks in your house’s foundation. Then these tiny cracks allow in a little water, and those little cracks get wider each year.
Can I Wait On It?
When you have concerns at your house, you probably should get it examined soon and repaired if it is needed. The assessment, at a minimum, isn’t something you should postpone.
And if you find out you should get some work undertaken, you shouldn’t ignore that suggestion.
Don’t forget, your foundation sustains the complete building. The walls, roof and floors all count on it. These problems should generally be cared for when they are identified.
If you’ve got water periodically leaking into your basement, it can cause complications such as mold. And mold growth will just grow worse every year too.
If you’re considering just selling your home and not actually fixing the problems, there are only a few prospective buyers who want to buy a house that has a structural worry or one that has a history of water in its basement.
And since you realize your house has a significant issue, you are responsible to inform the prospective buyer of what it is. You don’t want the buyer coming back after you after the sale has ended.
You shouldn’t imagine that your trouble is going to be too hard to fix. Try not to worry that it will cost a lot. A knowledgeable contractor and work crew can remedy nearly every trouble you have. And the price might be lower than what you are imagining.
You Can Call Us
We’re one of the few area businesses that have been working in this home repair field for years.
Our area building contractors and crews have the practical experience for doing meticulous structure inspections and then appropriately take care of your plight.
Where in the East Bay Do We Work?
We’ll take on jobs all over the East Bay. This includes the downtown areas of Chinatown, Civic Center, Lakewide, Northgate, Oak Center, Old City, Old Oakland, Ralph Bunche, San Pablo Gateway, Uptown and Waverly neighborhoods, and the property owners in the 94612, 94610, 94609, 94611, 94607 and 94606 zip codes.
We also go out to almost all of the suburbs and neighboring towns: Richmond, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, San Leandro, Emeryville, Alameda, West Oakland – Prescott, Bushrod, Piedmont, Upper Rockridge, Cleveland Heights, Rancho San Antonio, Eastmont and Redwood Heights areas.
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We work at properties in parts of north and west Alameda County and most of the East Bay.
Besides the many suburbs, we also visit all the downtown neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Lakewide, Oak Center, Civic Center area, Northgate, Old City, Old Oakland, Ralph Bunche, the San Pablo Gateway, Uptown, Waverly and the 94612, 94610, 94609, 94611, 94607 and 94606 zip codes.
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