Foundation Repair Orinda
Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda
Structural foundation problems typically found in Orinda by foundation repair 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 house)
- Bad smell in basement or crawlspace caused by mold or mildew
- poor grading
- deficient underpinning or underpinning needs replacment
- 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 inspect, and 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 Orinda :
We will install temporary support as necessary, and remove and replace 18 lineal feet of foundation along 2 sides of your basement. On top of the new foundation we will secure a pressure treated sill with 5/8 inch anchor bolts. We will also install 2 holdowns. We will remove and replace the existing shear panel as necessary. Adjacent to the new foundation, we will install waterproofing, a perforated pipe, and backfill with gravel. We will extend the new drainage along a 14 feet long portion of the front side of the basement, and 4 feet beneath the entry porch. The system will discharge through a 4 inch solid pipe across your front yard and into the existing drainage trough that runs in front of your garage.
We will remove and replace your entire garage slab and perimeter foundations with the exception of the concrete pilasters. We will surround the rear and both sides of the garage with a perimeter drainage system. The engineer should review this work as well.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Orinda, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate from the experts.