Foundation Repair Pleasanton
Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton
Structural foundation repair problems typically found in Pleasanton 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 foundation repair 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 Pleasanton :
Enclosed is a copy of the recent floor level survey done at your home showing it to be 5.7 inches out of level. There are 2 methods for re-leveling, the first is cosmetic. We will lift the circled area of your home from the left side bathroom up to the fireplace. This should leave your home within approximately 3.3 inches of level when we are through, and will offer no resistance to future settlement.
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 with adjustable steel piers in the area of the lift 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. If portion of the exterior concrete patio need to be removed to facilitate the lifting, this work will be done on a time and materials basis.
The second option would be to underpin the perimeter foundation from the bathroom through the right side of the family room including the fireplace. We will then lift the perimeter foundation off of the new piers, and replace the interior wood blocks with steel jacks in the area of the lift, leaving the home within approximately 2 inches of level. The estimated depth for each pier is 10 feet. We will remove and replace sections of the adjacent concrete flatwork as necessary. This foundation should be more resistant to future settlement.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in Pleasanton, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate from the experts.