Problems With Your Foundation, Slab or Concrete?

You can find practical and reasonable remedies for several commonplace house structure, cement slab or wet basement situations here in the Southeast Irvine area.

If you feel (or if you have been told) there is a concern with one of these areas at your house, you ought to make a short call to talk it over.

Once someone can inspect your circumstances, they will offer a plan on ways to get it corrected.

How Do I Know For Sure I Have a Problem?

Look, it can be difficult to know sometimes if you have a big issue or not.

For example, many floor cracks don’t indicate much; other times, they can indicate something big is wrong.

In other situations, like when you have rain water under your house, it’s pretty apparent you have a problem that needs treatment.

Spot the structure problem with this single-family home

A Few Signals That May Reveal Your House Has a Problem:

• Rain water in your crawlspace
• Separating or cracking interior molding (usually crown or door molding)
• Spaces around exterior doors or garage doors
• Floors are irregular, weak or beginning to warp
• Doors or windows which stick to their frames
• Cracking in any solid surface wall, brick wall or mortar
• Pitched or sloping floors
• Up and down cracks in the sheet rock between a door frame and ceiling
• Separations between two exterior walls or a wall and the chimney
• Long cracks in a floor or concrete foundation
• New spaces between your wall and ceiling or your wall and floor
• Your basement consistently smells musty or seems damp and humid
• Pooling of rain water close to your home after rains

Aren’t These Problems Hard to Fix?

Property owners often presume their house issue is going to be hard to correct, but, actually, almost all situations can get corrected.

Challenging projects need a qualified contractor and work crew, and also the exact equipment.

They have the experience and tools to get the job done right.

Southeast Irvine Crawlspace Waterproofing Company Near Me

If your crawlspace allows water to get in it after a decent rain, they can stop it.

They’ll figure out where that water is leaking in and figure out how to stop it. No property owner needs to deal with a wet foundation area.

Homeowners often worry that making their waterproofing is going to involve work on the basement walls, and for individuals with finished basements, that will be a problem.

Many these waterproofing treatments may not require any kind of work on the walls themselves, but simply on the grounds surrounding the house.

After they carry out an examination, they can create a means to resolve the issue.

SE Irvine Slab Jacking Services

In case parts of your cement driveway or front walk has sunk or become uneven, they can take care of that too.

They utilize a method called mudjacking (also called slabjacking).

During the mudjacking operation, they shoot a heavy, mud-like material beneath the part of your cement slab that requires lifting.

That thick substance grows, hardens and forces the low slab up. Kinda cool.

Your walkway, patio or driveway can look a lot better as soon as all the sections are the same height, and nobody will be tripping on the uneven edges anymore either.

Why Do These Kind of Issues Occur Anyway?

Well, it’s got something to do with science.

The topsoil under your home incrementally adjusts, transforms and moves around. It may expand or contract in line with contact with moisture and heat or cold.

House Sinking DrawingThis expanding and later contraction of the earth puts force on even a new house.

Even if you can’t change the climate where you live, having your home built on a lot that has inadequate water drainage or poor grading or your home does not have sound rain gutters can be key variables in whether or not you develop a tough situation.

The physical composition of the soil beneath your home is another key contributing factor also.

Some types of soil will swell more than other soils do when they get in contact with water.

Luckily for most of us here, the soil is not as absorbent as soil in some other areas of the country.

Once in a while, something as outwardly harmless as having a good-sized tree next to your residence might end up as a predicament.

The long-ranging roots of a large tree can end up underneath a house, push up against the cement and even take too much water out of the ground during our warm, dry summer seasons, making the soil under the house too dry.

All these types of ecological stress might play a role in developing modest cracks in your house’s structure.

These tiny cracks enable humidity and little bugs, and these smallish cracks can grow larger every year.

The Best Advice is Don’t Wait Too Long

Look, in case you have some trouble with your house and it’s concerning you, get a specialist to at least have a look at it.

Then you will know what your situation is.

It might be that you don’t actually have a real problem and you don’t need to have it fixed.

You might have been worried for no good reason.

You are better off having it inspected and at least understanding what your issue is.

You may merely hope your home problem merely goes away without doing anything, but it won’t do that.

It will not get better all by itself.

Smaller cracks mature to become larger cracks. A smaller problem will still only only get worse.

Rain water regularly seeping under a home may cause complications such as mold. And mold doesn’t get better on its own. It only gets worse.

Hoping to sell your house without doing any repairs often isn’t a good idea either.

Hardly any house buyers will be interested in a property that has any sign of water near the building or structural problems.

Plus, house sellers must reveal to any serious home buyer about any key physical fault with their home before the sales transaction is completed, so it is safer to repair the house first.

If you’re concerned about your house situation, it is best to at least determine what your situation is.

Certain situations might seem to the house owner to be practically too difficult to solve.

But a qualified professional can frequently get the job done.

Sure, they may involve a pretty demanding process, but they can get done.

Try not to worry until you have all the facts.

Get Your Home Repaired

This is one of the area businesses that have been working in this home repair field for years. You should enjoy having a nice place like this one again

These community building contractors and staff have the knowledge for doing meticulous structure inspections and also appropriately resolve your plight.

Where in Irvine Do They Work?

They generally work throughout the local area.

Visiting houses in most neighborhoods including Orange County Great Park, Irvine Spectrum Center, Amtrak Station, Portola High School and most other SE Irvine neighborhoods.

Start a call and discuss the issue you’re having.

Services They Perform:

Crack Repair
Fixing Foundations
Leveling Properties
Leveling Concrete
Waterproofing Crawlspaces



An Orange County Contractor

Service is available anywhere near Orange County Great Park, Irvine Spectrum Center, Amtrak Station, Portola High School and most other SE Irvine neighborhoods.

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