Foundation Repair San Francisco
San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco
Structural foundation problems typically found in San Francisco 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 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 San Francisco :
Per the plans and on-site visit, we will do the following work:
1. Remove and replace approximately 17 lineal feet of foundation located along the rear wall of the addition, extending across the rear walk and beneath the den of the lower unit.
2. Construct a new interior strip footing with new cripple wall and 2 sided shear wall.
3. Construct 1 new independent footing with post to support the existing interior wood beam.
4. Install 12 holdowns.
5. Connect the interior support posts top and bottom.
6. Install new 5/8 inch epoxy-set anchor bolts at 4 feet centers into the perimeter foundations at new shear walls.
7. Install blocking as necessary, and construct approximately 78 lineal feet of plywood sheer panels along the front, right, rear, and left side cripple walls.
Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in San Francisco, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate from the experts.