Got a Problem With Your Foundation? Concrete Cracks?
If you are going through a foundation, concrete or crawl space trouble, they can help.
They have strategies to raise your concrete slab, fill those cement cracks and get your crawl space dry.
If you suspect your house could have a problem with one of these things, you should call and talk it over.
They are able to explore your home’s problem on the phone, and they will establish a meeting to come to your property and have a look at what is going on.
I’m Not Sure I Have a Real Problem
In many instances, it’s evident to a San Diego County homeowner they’ve got a structure problem.
In a few instances, the evidence is just really obvious and simple to discover; Sometimes the property owner is not really sure they have a problem.
These types of problems can show up in all types of construction, from older to newer houses.
Trouble Clues to Look For:
• Water pools close to your home after a rain
• Doors or windows stick to their frames when you try to open or close them
• There is rain water under your house or in a basement area
• Spaces around doors and their frames, chiefly exterior doors and garage doors
• Uneven or sloping interior floors
• Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or mortar
• Vertical cracking in drywall, primarily between a door frame and the ceiling
• Cracking in solid surface interior or exterior walls
• Cracked or separated interior molding, usually crown or door moldings
• Significant cracks in a concrete floor or foundation
• Damp, unpleasant or musty-smelling areas
• Wood floors are saggy, spongy or bent, or tile floor sections have become loose
• Cracks between a wall and ceiling or wall and floor
• Separation between meeting exterior walls or a wall and chimney
I’m Worried This Might Be a Really Big Job
Sometimes a homeowner may feel their house problem will be extremely difficult to correct, but, in fact, just about all situations can be fixed.
These types of house repairs require seasoned and prepared foundation repair contractors and crews, along with a truck full of specialty gear and tools, to attempt a whole house leveling or correct a sunken house situation.
But other repair tasks are less difficult.
They can inform you of what your situation is.
Waterproofing a Crawl Space Area
If you are suffering from a wet crawl space, a technician can determine what is going on and learn how water might get into it.
Your under-house waterproofing package may not call for any kind of labor inside your home itself, all the work might be outside on the grounds and landscape around the house.
They can come up with a solution to fix the situation.
Otay Mesa West Concrete Slab Lifting Service
If portions of your concrete driveway, front walk or courtyard has sunk into the soil, they can often have that corrected too.
The technique to lift it back up is referred to as slabjacking or mud jacking.
Mudjacking describes the technique when they inject a heavy liquid material under a sunk slab.
This thick material is strong enough to steadily push the slab up until it reaches the preferred height.
As soon as all your walkway, courtyard and driveway slabs are all at the same level again, they are going to look a lot better.
And no one will be stumbling and tripping on the uneven edges any more either.
How Come I Have This Problem?
Well, most of it is simply science. The dirt your house rests on changes and shifts a small amount over time.
It might spread out or contract based on its contact with moisture and temperature.
This slow-moving, but persistent, expansion and shrinking of the ground can place a significant pressure on even a solid home.
While you can’t influence the physical properties of the soil, there are a couple steps they can do.
First, if your house sits on a lot which has bad drainage or has incorrect grading, these variables could lead to having too much rainwater accumulating around the base of a home.
Second, simply having decent rain gutters can help move excess water away from your house.
Rain gutters are an inexpensive repair that might bring a big effect.
The type of soil your home was constructed on can be a major feature also.
Some types of soil swell or contract more than others do when they get exposed to water.
Fortunately, the dirt right along the coast is just mildly absorbent, it will not swell as much as it will in certain other areas of the country. Other areas of California do have problem soils too.
One other secondary aspect can be the presence of a substantial tree which is too near your house.
During a hot and dry spell, a large tree’s intensive roots can suck all the available moisture out of the ground near it.
And massive roots can also place stress on your building’s structure too.
Natural environmental pressure can help induce small-scale cracks to start in your home’s structure.
These small cracks let in moisture and other organic things.
And these modest cracks might get larger every year.
It’s Best to Not Wait Too Long
Look, when you’ve got some problem with your house that is disturbing you, simply get a contractor to at least examine it.
Then you’ll know what your situation is.
It might be you don’t actually have a serious problem and you don’t have to have it fixed.
You might have been worrying for no good reason.
But you are better off having it examined and at least knowing exactly what your situation is.
Concrete problems will not get better with time.
They often get worse.
You may be able to delay having the repair work completed, but it might be in your best interest to correct it soon.
Whenever you see water down under your house, it suggests a problem.
If water drips into your house it can start problems like mold and mildew.
Mold will only grow worse over time.
In case you are looking at selling your house, no home buyer likes to buy a property which has any kind of structural concern or has indications of water in the basement.
And, if you are working to sell your place, the seller is supposed to disclose details about any known important problems with the house or they could get in trouble in the future.
It’s typical to get concerned about the condition of your home.
But a majority of situations which appear to be too difficult to deal with can often end up getting solved by the right local contractor.
The repair itself may involve a tough and often hard process, but the work can get done.
So try not to worry too much until you have all the facts after your inspection.
A Good Choice
This is a company that has been in this field for a long time.
These contractors have the knowledge necessary to perform detailed foundation examinations and safely and expertly clear up your trouble.
The Areas Worked In
The operating area incorporates the entire San Diego area, often in southern and western Chula Vista locations such as Otay Valley Park, Montgomery High School, San Isidro and Southwest High School.
A Contractor Near You
The operating area includes the vast San Diego area, often in south and west Chula Vista locations such as Otay Valley Park, Montgomery High School, San Isidro, Otay Mesa West and Southwest High School.