Got a Problem With Your SF Foundation? Water in the Basement?
You can find answers for all varieties of property challenges, such as settling concrete slabs, rain-filled basements or cracked foundations.
If you believe your home has a condition in one of these areas, make a quick call and talk about it.
They will deliver some details right on the telephone or set up a time to get over to give your building an inspection and give some suggestions regarding how to correct it.
What If I’m Not Sure I Have a Problem or Not?
Every now and then a Southwest San Francisco homeowner has no problem seeing their house has a structure problem. In some instances, the evidence is fairly obvious.
In other scenarios, the homeowner does not realize they have a problem. The signals are too subtle.
And new houses aren’t safe from these issues either. They can show up no matter what kind of construction you have or however old your home is.
Here are Signals You Might Have a Foundation Problem
• You detect irregular or sloping interior floors
• There are spaces right around doors, generally an outside door and garage door
• A number of windows or doors stick to their frames when you try to open or close them
• There are cracks in external or interior brick walls or their mortar
• There is a vertical crack in sheet rock, usually between a door frame and the ceiling
• There is rain water in your basement
• You notice separated or split interior molding, commonly crown molding or door molding
• You think a floor is sagging, warping or uneven, or floor tiles have become loose or broke.
• There’s a separation between two exterior walls or a wall and the chimney
• You spy a crack in a solid surface exterior or interior wall
• You have a soaked crawlspace or water pooling by your house following a rain
• You can see big cracks in your cement basement floor or concrete blocks
• There are gaps between a wall and the ceiling or a wall and the floor
• Your basement feels damp, unpleasant and has that musty smell
Is My Problem Going To Be Difficult to Fix?
Property owners frequently assume their house problems will be almost impossible to fix, but, in fact, nearly all can be fixed.
A challenging foundation repair project will require a qualified contractor, in command of an experienced crew and utilizing the appropriate equipment necessary to get the work finished.
Working under a building, lifting it up and making it level without disrupting the structural integrity of a home is not for an inexperienced company.
Oceanview Basement Waterproofing Contractor
In case you are putting up with a wet basement, there is a technician who can determine why rain water is getting in.
It is possible they may get to remedy the condition without needing to have access to your basement walls.
Oceanview Area of SF Concrete Mudjacking Services
If parts of your concrete terrace, front walk, porch or entrance has sunken down just a little over time, they can generally handle that as well.
The operation used to elevate these sections back up is known as either slabjacking or mud jacking.
Mud jacking is the process which includes pushing a heavy filler mixture under a sunken slab. This thick liquid material occupies all the space beneath the slab and then pushes the slab to rise up.
Concrete slab lifting is an inexpensive and simple approach to correct your uneven patio or walkway. As soon as all the concrete segments are the same height, you will have fewer trips and falls too.
Why Do Foundation Problems Happen?
Well, it is simply the science of soil. The soil underneath your house shifts and changes. It swells and contracts determined by contact with moisture and temperature.
This contraction and expansion of the earth makes tremendous stress on even a well-built home.
Most building owners will never experience a significant structure or water concern, but a few will. There are a few things a property owner might be able to do in order to help prevent problems from happening.
For starters, they can make sure the lot their home is located on is properly graded and transfers water away from their home. They can also be sure they have installed appropriate gutters that will take the rain which falls on their home and moves it away from their house.
Another element that influences these problems is the natural makeup of the soil underneath the house.
Different types of soils vary in how much water they retain. Some types of soil retains more water (and swells and expands) more than other types do. The typical soil around in San Francisco County is considered only mildly absorbent, so that element is in your favor.
The extensive roots of a big tree which is too close to your residence might actually suck all the available moisture from underneath your house, making it too dry during a typical hot and dry summer season. This extreme dryness can cause the ground to contract and shrink too much.
These kinds of environmental stress might bring about small-scale cracks in your home’s foundation.
These smaller cracks allow in moisture and small insects, and these smaller cracks may get bigger as time goes by.
It’s Best to Not Wait Too Long
If you think you may have troubles at your house, you probably should get it looked over. It could be that what you’re worried about is not anything important. But if you have it inspected, at least you’ll know for certain.
Cracks and difficulties with your house structure will never magically recover on their own. It’s best to get the trouble remedied as soon as you can.
The weight of your home sits on the foundation, it should be watched out for and taken care of.
If you’re experiencing moisture inside your basement after it rains a lot, maybe it’s not going to require much work to repair it.
You don’t need mold growing down in the basement. If you don’t take care of it, it won’t get better as time goes by either.
In case you are looking at selling your house, simply remember, almost no real estate buyer is interested in buying a home with a structure condition or displays warning signs of past water damage down in the basement.
If you will be a real estate seller, you will need to disclose to your potential buyer any known important defect with the property or you could find yourself in civil hassles later.
Quite a few conditions that appear too difficult to resolve in a property owner’s eyes can usually be repaired. They may entail a complex repair process, but they can be done.
Schedule an Appointment
When choosing a contractor to work on your home, you’ve got a couple good choices.
By using practical knowledge and gear, they will organize and complete your repair job and put your house back to new condition.
Where Can They Work?
The local operating area is the south and west San Francisco metro area, such as the Oceanview, Outer Mission, Crocker Amazon, Lakeshore and 94112 zip code areas. Just make a quick phone call and discuss it. The call is free and there’s no obligation associated with it.
Here Is What They Can Do For You:
– Crack Repair
– Fixing Foundations
– Leveling Properties
– Leveling Concrete
– Waterproofing Basements
A Contractor Near Me
They work at properties all over the West Bay Area, including Outer Mission, Crocker Amazon, Oceanview and Lakeshore neighborhoods and the 94112 zip code.
Foundation Solvers San Francisco, CA