Dalinghaus Foundation Repair Wrap-up

Wrapping up your home’s foundation repair project is a wonderful feeling: the emotional bases are loaded, the slugger is on-deck, and a homerun is imminent – we’re talking well beyond the bleachers.


So, whatever project Dalinghaus Construction Inc. is bringing to an end, whether it is Concrete R&R or Helical Tieback implementation, we always wrap up in a safe, timely, and professional manner.

This article is designed to walk you through the wrap-up process for a foundational stabilization and/or lift. 

So, your house fell victim to foundation settlement. You clicked around on the net, found some of our blogs, and decided to have Dalinghaus inspect your foundation.

We came out and gave suggestions and you decided to pull the trigger. Eventually, we utilized Push or Helical Piers.

The pier excavations were dug, the footing was manicured and then fitted with a remedial bracket, and pipe was driven deep into the earth.

It’s time to bring this story to our climax, falling action, and resolution.

And, true to form, we will explain this using story terms. This article is going to walk you through the steps of foundation repair wrap-up:

  1. Foundation Lift (Climax)
  2. Final Walkthrough (Falling Action)
  3. Paperwork (Resolution)

Note – Before we begin, we here at Dalinghaus Construction Inc. see you, our client, as a hero. You are the hero of your own story and every hero worth their salt, from Frodo to Ironman, needs help from time to time.

We here at Dalinghaus are here to guide, collaborate, and see you through this particular part of your hero’s journey.

This article covers the end of our saga together on your quest for a stabilized/secure home and the peace of mind knowing our lifetime warranty is transferable upon sale or inheritance.    

In the end, you will know that your biggest financial investment, your home, is now forever secure.

So, let’s get ready to watch that ball zing out of the bleachers because we’re about to spill some Cracker Jacks, baby!

Foundation Lift – Climax 

Merriam-Webster Defines climax as – the point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action.

First of all, we always require the homeowner to be onsite during the lift and/or transfer of the weight of the home onto our foundation repair materials.


Because the hero is always there at the grand finale for the big fight.  

What kind of story would it be if Billy Denbrough, Richie Tozier, and the rest of the gang didn’t utilize the power of friendship to defeat Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King’s It?

No, the climax, the struggle, is the most exciting part and the defining moment.     

So, we want you to be with the foreman during the lift because we want your input on maximum practical recovery, and want you to fight your Pennywise.

Remember that game limbo always played with that stupid song by Chubby Checker that croons how low can you go – MPR is the opposite of that.

You, as the owner/hero, have agency. Ultimately, it’s your decisions that matter when it comes to lifting your home as maximum practical recovery has fluid variables, such as cosmetic concerns.    

Now, before the lift, the stage has been set by our Dalinghaus crew for a seamless lift. Before the final battle, there is always a preparation scene, the karate montage.  

So, we arrive in the morning blasting “Eye of the Tiger” to hype you up. We then make certain the pier locations are ready for the hydraulic lift heads and position the corresponding bottle jacks.   

The foundation repair lift can take anywhere from 2-6 hours.

The hydraulics push and strive against the weight of anywhere between 80,000 to 160,000 pounds of home. It’s a lot of weight.

During the foundation repair lift, we lift very slowly, a couple of tenths of an inch at a time. Throughout the entire process, we measure the area and look for any possible structural and/or cosmetic issues.

Once the lift/final battle is complete, we take a deep breath and celebrate.

Final Walkthrough – The Falling Action  

The Falling Action is defined in LitCharts as the section of the plot following the climax, in which the tension stemming from the story’s central conflict decreases and the story moves toward its conclusion.

This is the part of the process where we blast “The Final Countdown.” The final walkthrough consists of two phases:

  1. We measure the floor against the floor elevation measurements our foundation inspection specialists took during the initial inspection, utilizing the same zero point)
  2. We do a brief visual inspection, looking primarily for cosmetic issues.  

This is where the actions of you, the hero, are recognized as a success. This particular dream is finally realized.

After the final walkthrough, then begins the clean-up –

  •   Pier locations are backfilled/properly compacted
  •   Equipment is packed up and put away
  •   We sweep patios/sidewalk/affected walkways
  •   We return plants to flowerbeds (if we removed them)
  •   We do a final trash look over
  •   We dance with Ewoks like in Return of the Jedi celebrating your foundation lift/stabilization

 Really, this is the part of the story where friends are about to say goodbye.  

Paperwork – Resolution 

The Resolution/Denouement is defined as the end of the plot where the conflicts are resolved, and the story concludes.  

The final battle is won. The enemy is vanquished. And all of the assembled characters are about to go their separate ways. As the last piece to your hero’s journey with Dalinghaus Construction, Inc. you can expect:

  1. Lifetime warranty paperwork (assurance this particular battle will never be “fought” again)
  2. Copies of your engineering and/or permitting plans (mementos to remember your journey by)   

And, as a bonus, if you refer us to a family member or friend you receive a $100 referral fee.  

The End

So, hero, what are you going to tackle next? Maybe you want to pay off your mortgage or take out chunks of your student debt. Maybe you want to get into shape. Whatever it is, we support your goals. 

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Brian Dalinghaus

Brian is one of the Co-Founders of Dalinghaus Construction. He has been in the foundation repair industry since 2005. During his career, he has been associated with helping over 4,000 homes and structures throughout California and Arizona.

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