Job completed for Bob Newberry
Completion date: June 7, 2016
Location: Irvine, CA
Why did the customer contact us?
A homeowner in Irvine, Ca could see various signs of foundation settlement around their home. Outside of the home, the homeowner had noticed several cracks forming in the stucco. The homeowner also noticed that many of the doors and windows were showing signs of settlement, they had become hard to open and close and cracks were forming around the window and door frames. Slab settlement had also occurred in the concrete floor, resulting in large cracks and even chunks separated from the slab completely. The homeowner was looking for solutions on how to repair the foundation without having to completely replace the foundation. The homeowner contacted several companies to find the best solution to the foundation issues they were experiencing with their home.
Dalinghaus Construction installed Steel Piers around the outside perimeter of the home. Piers are made of steel and are driven deep into the ground until they reach stable soil or bedrock. Pier can be installed both to the interior or exterior of home and provide and opportunity to lift the home back to level. In most cases this process also closes cracks and improves the operation of doors and windows. Piers permanently stabilize the home and have a quick installation time compared to other solutions, such as complete foundation replacement. The homeowner can now see the effects that this process had on the fixing of the settlement issue, the doors and windows now open with ease and the cracks that once were in the slab and around the windows and doors are now closed and the home has been lifted back to level.