San Clemente wall cracks

Customer: Diana Kelly
San Clemente, CA 92673

Why did the customer contact Dalinghaus Construction?

Mrs. Kelly contacted Dalinghaus Construction after multiple cracks became visible throughout her beautiful three bedroom home in San Clemente. There were multiple cracks visible in the drywall in four different areas of the home, including two bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen.

What solutions did Dalinghaus Construction provide?

When Mrs. Kelly reached out to us, an appointment was scheduled to have one of our knowledgeable Project Consultants perform an inspection. During the inspection, our Project Consultant made multiple different measurements and calculations including measuring changes in elevations using a Ziplevel altimeter. Using Mrs. Kelly’s front door as a reference point, there were 5.1 inches of settling to the northeastern corner of the home which was only approximately 30 feet from the front door. With typical engineering standard allowing for half an inch of elevation change for every 10 feet, this home was well outside of the standard.

Our Project Consultant put together a CAD drawing of the home along with a repair plan and proposal while at the inspection. The repair plan consisted of fifteen helical piers as Mrs. Kelly was looking to stabilize her home’s foundation rather than attempt to lift it to its original position. Installation of the helical piers will transfer the weight from directly below the foundation slab to the steel piers. This means that future soil settlement due to the expansive soils will no longer affect her home’s foundations.

When Mrs. Kelly was ready to move forward with the project, our crew was scheduled and the job was completed in three days.