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Foundation Repair

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.

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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.

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  • 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.

Our Process

Repairing a home’s foundation can be complicated, but we make it simple for homeowners!

Step One

The first step is performing a foundation inspection. One of our knowledgeable inspectors will draw a scaled diagram of the home and take floor elevation measurements after thoroughly inspecting the property.

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Step Two

We only move to step two if an issue with the foundationdation is found during the inspection. Our inspector will design a repair plan specific to the property and the issues facing it. They’ll then provide the homeowner with a scaled CAD drawing of the home, a full report on the findings, and a suggested repair plan based on those findings.

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Step Three

Pull city permits and perform the repairs designed in the repair plan. The vast majority of foundation repair projects will involve the installation of push piers or helical piers to transfer the weight of the home away from incompetent clay soils.

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FREE Foundation
Repair Guide

Download our free foundation repair guide for Southern California homeowners.

This checklist will help you spot any common foundation problems around your home and how you can fix them.

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