Foundation Repair San Rafael

San Rafael 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 Rafael 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 Rafael

Structural foundation problems typically found in San Rafael 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.

Here’s an example of a foundation repair job we did in San Rafael :

Per the Engineering plans provided, we will do the following work:

1. Install temporary support for the floors above, and do minor re-leveling.

2. Construct nine 18 inch diameter and three 12 inch diameter concrete piers drilled to a depth of 10 feet each. Some piers may require a haunch to connect them to the new foundation which is not included.

3. Construct 134 lineal feet of spread type footing foundation, and 105 feet of grade / tie beam.

4. Install new sills and anchor bolts.

5. Install perimeter drainage, exact point of discharge to be determined.

Whatever foundation repair or structural problem in San Rafael, call Ward Construction for a professional estimate from the experts.

In San Rafael, we specialize in foundation repair.

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