Why Foundation Repair?
A stable home starts with a sturdy foundation. Bearing the weight of an entire home is quite a job and, as a homeowner, it is important to ensure that your foundation is up to the task. In Southern California, there are two common types of foundations on which homes are built: slab and raised. A slab foundation is made by pouring concrete into poured concrete and lays flat at ground level. In contrast, a raised foundation sits on top of the ground and is made with either concrete blocks or poured concrete. Whichever type your home has, if you find cracks or water damage in your foundation, it is important to get these issues fixed immediately so that your home will remain in tact.
A highly trained Foundation Depot inspector can come to your home and evaluate your foundation, whether you have a crawl space, basement or slab foundation. If there are any apparent problems, such as cracks, moisture, foundation settlement, or any other kind of structural deterioration, our inspectors can draw up an affordable plan to restore your foundation to a healthy state.
How would you know if you needed to repair your foundation? Do you have:
• Unleveled floors
• Broken floor tiles
• Sloping floors
• Bumps in carpet
• Cracks around windows and door frames
• Sticky doors or windows that are difficult to open and close.
Foundation Depot offers a variety of foundation repair services to fix these symptoms and more, including:
As the base of a structure, a solid foundation is critical to the safety and longevity of a building or home. A concrete foundation can crack for a variety of reasons including weather, seismic activity, and shrinkage from the drying process to name a few. While the cracks can start out small at first, there is the potential for them to grow into a big problem if not fixed right away. When this happens, the cracks need to be filled and the foundation repaired. Read more about Foundation repair
Foundation underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or structure. Underpinning adds more reinforcement to the foundation through use of strong materials like rebar, additional concrete or minipiles. Read more about Foundation Underpinning
A sister foundation is actually a separate wall built along side of a failing foundation wall in an effort to offer additional stability that the original wall can no longer provide. Read more about Sister Foundation repair
“] If your home is on a slab foundation, and you are experiencing issues with the ground floor, there is a chance that your foundation is cracked and needs to be repaired right away. These cracks can be repaired by either epoxy or foam injections – for smaller cracks – or with a metal strap to prevent widening of larger cracks. Read more about Slab Crack repair
When a foundation is built, the structure can be made more solid be inserting grade beams into the foundation. Adding this component into a building’s foundation reinforces the concrete beam that transmits the load from a bearing wall into spaced foundations. Read more about Grade Beam Foundations
Water is the number one enemy of a concrete foundation. The presence of water can cause cracks in concrete, the growth of mold, and crawl space flooding among other issues. This threatens the integrity of your home’s entire foundation and, if not dealt with properly, could lead to its collapse. Read more about Foundation Waterproofing