Foundation Repair Pinole
Pinole 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 Pinole 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 Pinole
Structural foundation problems typically found in Pinole 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 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 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 Pinole :
Enclosed is a copy of the recent floor level survey done at your home showing it to be 6.7 inches out of level.
We will construct approximately sixteen 18 inch diameter piers and haunches along the left, front, and right sides of your home, and front, right, and rear sides of your garage. The estimated depth per pier is 20 feet. We will then lift the existing foundation off of the new piers as much as we can to bring the floors to within approximately 2 inches of level. We will remove the wood underpinning blocks and replace them with adjustable steel jacks. We will remove and not replace portions of the perimeter concrete walks and patio as necessary. All work to the utilities will be done on a time and materials basis. No stucco, drywall, or other cosmetic work is included.
Another option is to cosmetically lift the above-mentioned areas of your home to achieve the same effect, although will have no resistance to future settlement.
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 and garage 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 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.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Pinole, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate from the experts.