Foundation Repair Hayward
Hayward structural foundation repair problems in your house, garage, or commercial building can cause one or more of the following observable symptoms or conditions: (Actual example of a Hayward foundation repair job is detailed below.)
- floors out of level
- cracks in walls (especially above doors and windows)
- sticking doors
- sticky windows
- cracks in concrete walls
- cracks in brick walls
- crack or cracks in perimeter foundations
- cracks in driveways
Foundation Repair Causes in Hayward
Structural foundation problems typically found in Hayward by specialists can be caused by one or more of the following conditions for which foundation repair 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 the soil is soaked under the home
If you find any of the above foundation repair issues 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 permit or permits. We are a Bluebook listed foundation repair construction company you can rely on.
Heres an example of a foundation repair job we did in Hayward :
Per the recent floor level survey, we will lift a portion of the front, and the entire right and rear sides of your home leaving it within approximately 2 inches of level overall when we are through.
We will record the differential elevations of your home on a rough plan before leveling and after leveling so you have a record of what was done.
Your home will be leveled from its existing foundation and no additional foundation work is included in this recommendation. As the house is raised, a crack will appear between the top of the foundation and the framing. We will grout this crack as necessary, with a high strength non-shrink grout, to support the house but it will be visible and will need additional cosmetic work later which is not included in our estimate.
We will replace the wood underpinning blocks in the area of the lift with adjustable steel piers and extend the foundation bolts as necessary to provide anchorage. If the foundation bolts are missing or for some reason cannot be extended, we will secure the frame to the foundation with another method suited to the particular construction of the building
Another approach would be to partially underpin the above-mentioned portions of your perimeter foundations as well as the right side up through the rear of the garage. We will then lift the existing foundation off of the new underpinnings leaving your home within approximately 1Â½ inches of level when we are through.
With this approach, we would construct 24 hand dug bench piers excavated to a maximum depth of 15 feet deep and perform all associated leveling
Engineered plans will be needed for either of the underpinning solutions.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Hayward, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate and expert opinion.