Foundation Repair Castro Valley
Castro Valley structural foundation problems involving your house, garage, or commercial building can cause one or more of the following observable symptoms or conditions: (Actual example of a Castro Valley foundation repair job is detailed below.)
- floors out of level
- cracks in walls (especially above doors and windows)
- sticking doors
- sticking windows
- cracks in concrete walls
- cracks in brick walls
- cracks in perimeter foundations
- cracks in driveways
Foundation Repair Causes in Castro Valley
Structural foundation repair problems typically found in Castro Valley by specialists can be caused by one or more of the following conditions for which repairs may be called for by your architect, engineer, or general contractor:
- Poor drainage problem (wet soaked soil, mud, muddy under the house)
- Bad smell in basement or crawlspace caused by mold or mildew
- poor grading
- deficient underpinning or underpinning needs replacement
- earthquake or earthquakes
- land movement or landslide
- failed retaining wall problem
- expansive soil like the clay soil found in the bay area (that expands and contracts with soaking and drying)
- rotting beams
- rotted posts
- wet crawl spaces, where soil is soaked under the home
If you find any of the above on your property, you need a qualified contractor or structural engineer to give you a professional estimate, so you can discover the best way to repair or fix the problem at the lowest cost. Be sure and choose foundation repair construction companies, engineering firms, or specialist expert inspectors that specialize in foundation repair work, and can provide the necessary permits. We are a foundation repair construction company you can rely on.
Heres an example of a foundation repair job we did in Castro Valley :
Per the preliminary architect and engineering plans, we will do the following work per priority #1:
1. Demolish the interior plaster finish walls as necessary.
2. Re-frame the entire left side cripple wall including new mudsill and block the remaining walls as necessary.
3. Install new 5/8 inch epoxy-set anchor bolts at 32-inch centers.
4. Install 56 lineal feet of new ½ inch shear panel.
5. Install drywall over the new shear panel and patch holes in the ceiling. Fire-tape drywall only.
Per priority # 2, we will construct a new 4 feet long foundation adjacent to the left front corner of the garage. On top of the new foundation, we will secure a new mudsill with 5/8 inch anchor bolts, and construct a new frame and shear wall, with new drywall on the inside face. New exterior siding to be determined.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Castro Valley, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate and expert opinion.