Foundation Repair Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek
Structural foundation problems typically found in Walnut Creek 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 free inspection report, or free 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 job we did in Walnut Creek :
Enclosed is a copy of the recent floor level survey done at your home showing it to be 6.4 inches out of level.
To address the portion of your home most out of level, we will lift the majority of the rear addition, a small portion of the rear of the original residence, and the rear and side walls of your garage as necessary leaving your home within approximately 3.5 inches of level.
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 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 in the area of the lift 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. There may be an additional charge for attachment if the bolts are missing or if the building department requires special inspections for this work. No plumbing or work to the water heater is included.
To reduce the chance of future settlement in the area described above, will install nine 18 inch diameter concrete piers and haunches drilled to a maximum depth of 20 feet each. To accomplish this we will remove and replace portions of the rear and left side concrete patio, a portion of the rear garage slab, the garage storage loft and rear deck boards.
Additional piers and leveling work can be done at an additional cost.
Whatever your problem with your foundation in Walnut Creek, call Ward Construction for a free estimate and expert opinion.