There are a variety of causes for foundation cracks or settling of a home. Dalinghaus Construction has seen them all and can advise you on the best method to stop and repair any type of foundation issue in Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
Our Orange County foundation repair solutions are a permanent way to remedy your foundation issues by utilizing a push pier and/or helical pier system. Dalinghaus Construction installs piers along the foundations’ footings and grade beams as needed.
These steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until they reach competent soils and/or bedrock beneath the foundation. These repair solutions provide the very best option to repair your foundation back to level. All pier systems as part of our Orange County foundation repair are hot dipped galvanized to add additional corrosion protection and supply the product with extended life expectancy.
Signs and Symptoms
We inspect thousands of foundations each year, and we’ve become quite familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with a foundation that needs repair. These are some of the most common signs that we see in our Orange County foundation repair work.
- Damaged Doors & Windows
Sticking or hard to open/close doors and windows can be a sign that the frame has become out of square.
- Tilting Chimneys or Fireplaces
A leaning or tilted chimney tends to be a more noticeable foundation issue. It is also a very dangerous problem when your chimney tilts or leans, it can either fall in on your home, or the mortar can come loose and fall.
- Uneven Floors or Cracks
Cracks in your concrete floor slab can be a sign of foundation settlement. However, it may also be that the slab floor alone has settled. There are times when your slab floor may sink independently of the foundation walls, damaging the floors but not necessarily the walls and often requiring our Orange County foundation repair services.
- Drywall Cracks
Cracks in drywall throughout the house are one of the most common signs of foundation problems. Typical drywall cracks will appear around door frames and windows, in the ceiling, in corners, and along the wall. Drywall tape can be a good indicator, especially if it’s ripping or coming loose. Drywall cracks can also be a sign of sinking crawl space supports, sinking floors, or heaving floors.
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