Santa Monica Concrete Cracks? Foundation Problem?

If you are experiencing a foundation, cement or soaked basement issue in the suburbs of far west LA County, we can help out.

We deliver solutions to lift up your uneven concrete slab, fill your concrete cracks, level your house or get the basement dry again.

If your house or property has an issue with one of these areas, perhaps you aren’t confident how bad your problem is.

You could give us a short call and we could discuss it.

We’ll be able to go over your issue on the phone and let you know what your options are.

If you want, we could plan a time to meet at your home for a closer investigation.

What if I’m Not Sure There is a Problem?

Many times homeowners are not able to see they have a structure challenge; In other occasions, the evidence is really noticeable.

And many situations are somewhere in the middle.

The homeowner sees a crack, a slightly uneven wall or a floor that is somewhat sloped.

But there usually isn’t adequate signs for the homeowner to establish their own determination.

That’s where the skills of a foundation inspector comes in.

Drawing of a pretty bad home that has fallen into terrible condition

Visible Indicators Your Home Has a Problem:

• Cracks in sheet rock, generally between a door and the ceiling
• Spaces around interior doors, external doors or garage doors
• Big cracks in a concrete foundation or floor
• Irregular or sloped interior floors
• Gaps or any separation between external walls or a wall and chimney
• Cracking in interior or exterior walls
• Windows or doors that shut hard or stick to their frames
• Water gets into your basement from time to time
• Gaps between a wall and the ceiling or a wall and the floor
• A wet crawlspace or unusual collections of water near your house after rain
• Separated or cracked interior molding, usually crown or door molding
• Your basement is musty, damp and humid
• Floors seem spongy, sagging, or sloping
• Cracks in exterior or interior brick walls or its mortar

My Problem Looks Big – Can it Be Fixed?

Large building structural problems, like leveling an entire home, is a big project, but these types of jobs are executed every day in the USA.

Homeowners are often astounded to learn that someone can permanently raise their home, but it is possible.

You just have to find the best contractor get it done for you.

But these kinds of home improvements do need professional foundation repair contractors and qualified crews, working with the proper gear and tools, to perform a proper house leveling, turn around a sunken building foundation, or successfully undertake any other challenging house project.

Crawlspace Waterproofing Company

If your basement allows water to get in it following a considerable rain, we can eliminate it.

We’ll discover where water is leaking in and some good ways to prevent it. No homeowner needs to endure a wet crawlspace.

Homeowners sometimes get worried that making their basement waterproof is going to call for work on the basement walls, and for people with finished basements, that will be a challenge.

Quite a few of our under house waterproofing solutions do not involve any work on the walls themselves, but merely on the lot surrounding the home.

Once we conduct our evaluation, we will develop a way to solve the matter.

Santa Monica Mudjacking (Concrete Slab Lifting) Service

If you have a part of your cement patio, walkway or garage floor which has sunken over time, we can usually get that fixed.

The job method we use is called either slabjacking or mudjacking.

(Wet cement is usually referred to as “mud” in this business.)

The procedure of slabjacking is simple but practical.

A thick mud-like compound is pushed straight below the slab that has sunk.

This mixture spreads out to occupy any empty cavity and begins to push up the slab.

Once the section has risen to the best height, the process is over.

Once your concrete slabs are all at the same height, your pathway, terrace or courtyard will look better and people will not be stumbling and tripping on the uneven joints of adjoining segments any more.

How Does This Problem Occur?

Well, one of the leading reasons is due to the natural behavior of our soil.

The soil that is underneath our homes alters occasionally. It shifts.

The ground will expand as it gets exposed to moisture and changes in temperature. A house pushes into the ground over some timeThis frequent expanding and shrinkage of the soil our homes sit on can lay serious stress on all types of houses.

Most property owners will not experience substantial structure or water difficulties, but a few do.

There are a couple of things a property owner can do to help prevent problems.

First, they can make sure the lot their home sits on is properly graded to help move rain water away from their house.

And they should make sure they have gutters that take all the rain that falls on their home and push it away from their house also.

The brand of soil your home is built on is a critical feature too.

Some types of soil swell and contract more than others when they get exposed to moisture.

Fortunately, right along the coast, our ground is only mildly absorbent, it will not swell as much as it could as you get further into California.

One more unusual predictor of foundation troubles is having a major tree that is too near your home.

This can create problems as the roots snake under the home and put tension on water lines and your cement slab.

Different kinds of external forces can lead to smallish cracking in your structure bringing in air, moisture and little insects, and tiny cracks can grow bigger as time goes on.

Can I Worry About This Later?

If you’re worried you have a situation at your property, you probably should get it looked at quickly and fixed if that is what is called for.

The evaluation, at a minimum, is not something you should put off.

It’s normal to hope that the obstacle just disappears, but basement cracks and splits will not mend themselves. They will not heal over time.

It’s always advisable to correct the matter now and not later.

Any time rain water seeps under a house, it can result in big troubles over the years as mildew and mold.

These issues will not get any better over time.

Sometimes property owners want to put necessary repairs off since they think they will be moving in a little while.

But it’s not easy to sell a house that contains warning signs that may suggest a structural problem.

Prospective buyers get terrified of being stuck with a substantial repair as soon as they move in.

And home sellers will have to reveal all identified noteworthy complications with their house or they might be in trouble later.

In some situations, many property owners believe their structure issue is so bad it may need a significant repair project and plenty of money to fix, but they wind up being surprised that it can be repaired fairly quickly.

But a homeowner won’t learn for sure until they have their place checked out.

We Hope To Be Your Contractor

When it comes to selecting which company to use, you’ve got a few choices. House Improvements Are Done with and Things are Back to Proper Shape

Our trained and tested contractors and teams have the needed training and knowledge to complete reputable structure inspections in Santa Monica and you will be satisfied with the work.

Which Neighborhoods Do We Operate In?

We do home repairs around Santa Monica. This includes the central areas of Pacific Palisades, Wilshire Montana, Mid-City, Mar Vista and Santa Monica Beach.

We also visit houses in the neighboring suburbs – Carson, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Venice.

Just give us a simple call and we can talk about what your problem is. Then we go from there.

Types of Services We Handle:

General Foundation Repair
Making a House Level
Leveling and Slab Jacking
Filling in Concrete Cracks
Making Crawlspaces Waterproof

Call Today:  323-641-4171

 

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We work at homes and business properties in the neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Wilshire Montana, Mid-City, Mar Vista and Santa Monica Beach.

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