Foundation Repair Martinez
Martinez structural foundation problems in your house, garage, or commercial building can cause one or more of the following observable symptoms or conditions: (Actual example of a Martinez 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 Martinez
Structural foundation problems typically found in Martinez 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 the 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. For your inspections, be sure and choose a 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 Martinez :
We will construct a new foundation 40 feet long, along the rear and side of the rear addition. The new foundation shall conform to the UBC standards for a one-story home. On top of the new foundation we will secure a pressure treated sill with 5/8 inch anchor bolts. We will repair the stucco and visible wood rot adjacent to the new foundation. We will remove and replace sections of the interior sub-floor as necessary to do the work.
We will construct a drainage system along the entire rear and right sides of the residence, (not including the rear of the garage).
The drainage system consists of two pipes in a rock-filled trench. One is perforated, to collect sub-surface water and the other is non-perforated, to collect water from the roof downspouts. At the upper end or start of the perforated pipe, a clean-out will be provided so the pipe can be tested or cleaned as necessary.
The minimum depth for the perforated pipe will be below the grade of the soil under the house and both the perforated and non-perforated pipe will fall at least 1/8 inch per foot for the total length of the system to the point of discharge.
The perforated pipe will be installed on top of a bed of gravel, two inches deep, with the perforations pointed down. The trench will then be then backfilled with drain rock. The rock we recommend is Class I, Permeable Type A drain rock per the California State Specifications. The drain rock is clean gravel that varies in size from 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
The trench will be a minimum of 12 inches wide. This permits a four-inch blanket of rock on each side of the four-inch perforated pipe.
The system will discharge through a 4-inch solid pipe across your front yard to the street.
We will cut the sidewalk, install a drain pipe under the sidewalk and through the curb to discharge into the gutter and repair the concrete.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Martinez, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate and expert opinion.