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Foundation Repair

Saving Cliffside San Clemente Home

foundation crack in san clemente home

Why did the customer contact Dalinghaus Construction?

Having worked with our team on previous investment flip projects, a very well known HGTV personality reached out to Mark Cook after securing their most recent flip project. The home was built in 1965 right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beaches in San Clemente and Dana Point. Although it had some spectacular views, the home had definitely seen better days. During Mark’s foundation inspection he measured over 10 inches of settling taking place in the southwestern corner of the home! We see settled foundations on a daily basis, but it isn’t every day that you see a home that’s settled 10 inches!

What solutions did Dalinghaus Construction provide?

While performing the foundation inspection, Mark drew up a scaled CAD diagram of the home in order to accurately note the floor elevation measurements throughout.  Once the drawing was complete he was able to view the home similarly to a topographic map to get a better idea of what was happening with the foundation.  It also allowed him to design an accurate repair plan for the home.

In his repair plan, Mark suggested the installation of 19 push piers,  400 sq ft of polyurethane void fill injections, 40 linear feet of carbon fiber staples for crack stitching, and 6 new posts and pads for the crawlspace.

Jesse and his crew made quick work of the project before recovering almost 8 inches of lift before locking the push pier brackets in place to ensure no settling or movement ever again in the future.  In order to achieve the lift they had to drive the galvanized steel push piers almost 50 feet to reach competent, load-bearing strata.

Catch this property on HGTV sometime in the Spring of 2021

Project Information

LOCATION: San Clemente, CA
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