The word “paramount” is more than a movie studio in the United States. It’s not just a word that means “more important than anything else.” There is also the city of Paramount, CA, in Los Angeles County, which is prone to foundation and crawlspace issues.
But those aren’t paramount issues when you have reliable foundation repair contractors in the area. Dalinghaus has done over 2,300 foundation and crawlspace repair projects since 2015. We’ve worked on foundations and crawlspaces, specializing in foundation stabilization, foundation leveling, deep injection with polyurethane, crawlspace repair, and foundation crack repair. Our team completes jobs with accuracy that residential and commercial property owners like you have been able to count on.
Signs of foundation and crawlspace issues in Paramount, CA
You’ll want to schedule a foundation inspection with a licensed and qualified foundation repair contractor when you notice more than one of these issues. Finding only one might not be foundation related.
Crawlspace issues aren’t necessarily indicative of a bigger issue with your foundation, but they can be when you see the other signs listed above. You’ll know you have a crawlspace problem when you feel your floor sag as though you’re going to fall into the soil underneath. The reason this happens is because 1) the wood supporting your floor is deteriorating or 2) the posts and pads aren’t properly holding up your floor from underneath.
These problems can prevent themselves when the soil under your commercial or residential building eroding or shrinking from a lack of water. Either way, you’ll deal with foundation settlement, meaning an area of your building is slowly sinking into the soil.
If you’re dealing with any of these issues, contact a reliable foundation repair contractor to help you out. You can figure out the problem you’re experiencing, what areas are being affected, and have a solution to fix the issue.
The foundation repair process in Paramount, CA
Your first step will be an initial 60-90 minute foundation inspection of your property with one of our Project Design Specialists. They will go around your property to look for signs of damages, go inside your crawlspace (if you have one), create a scaled drawing of your property with floor elevation measurements, and come up with a repair plan to make foundation and/or crawlspace issues a problem of the past.
Note: these inspections are free for properties not on the market. Real estate-related foundation inspections are $1,000, which is credited toward your foundation repair.
The second step will happen the day of or after your initial foundation inspection, which involves you receiving a repair plan from your Specialist best suited to your needs. This includes a full report of what was found during your initial inspection, a CAD drawing of your property, and the recommended repair plan.
If you decide to sign and follow through with your foundation or crawlspace repair, you will have your project scheduled, underway, and completed.
Foundation and crawlspace repair methods in Paramount, CA
Dalinghaus Construction uses galvanized steel Push pier and Helical pier underpinning systems for foundation stabilization. This is to combat the foundation settlement your residential or commercial building is dealing with. Both systems are also used for the bonus of foundation leveling, which means the area of the building affected by foundation settlement is lifted to be as close to level as the rest of the structure.
The main difference between these two piering systems is how they’re driven into the soil due to how they’re designed.
Push piers are galvanized steel tubes that are hydraulically driven into the soil using the weight of your residential or commercial building until reaching load-bearing strata. Think of them as a nail pushed into a piece of wood.
You can think of Helical piers more like a screw since they have helices at the base. Their design allows them to be driven into soil separate from the building until reaching the recommended torque. They’ll then be attached to the brackets that are already bolted to the concrete footing.
When you’re dealing with soil erosion or decided to lift your building with a slab foundation, the soil underneath needs to be filled and densified to offer extra stability. We will do a deep injection with Polyurethane foam to do this. Injecting Polyurethane foam can also be used to relevel a building. Polyurethane is rapidly expansive, cures in 15 minutes, doesn’t shrink when it dries, is 3-5 lbs per cubic foot (lighter than concrete), can be as hard as concrete when under enough pressure, and is environmentally safe.
You’ll know you need crawlspace repair when you can feel your floor sag. This is dangerous since it can be a tripping hazard or collapse. A production team will go into your crawlspace to 1) replace the deteriorated wood such as girder beams and/or 2) install crawlspace jacks in place of posts and pads to support your floor.
How do you do foundation crack repair?
One method utilize is gravity-feeding a glue-like resin called Epoxy into the crack and letting it dry when everything is filled.
Another is using Carbon Fiber wrapping and applying it on top of the crack to provide strength and prevent water from creeping to make contact with the rebar.
Reasons for foundation and crawlspace repair in Paramount, CA
Foundation issues create cosmetic damages that don’t look appealing to the eye. It will make you feel uncomfortable knowing something is wrong, compromising your peace of mind.
You want foundation repair before the cosmetic damages become structural. This doesn’t happen often, but it can if you put off your repairs for a long time.
Damages caused by your foundation don’t magically get better. You can apply a bandaid solution or cover up the issues, but they’ll eventually come back. Foundation repair allows you to address those damages on a more permanent basis.
Foundation issues affect your day-to-day, whether it’s due to feeling your floors slope, or your doors and windows feel like their sticky when you open or close them.
If you’re looking to remodel, having your foundation repaired initially will go a long way. You want to make sure the issues won’t damage everything you paid to install.
Sagging floors are a hazard that can cause you (or an older relative) to trip. You’re also at risk of your floor potentially collapsing so long as you put off crawlspace repair.
You have to legally disclose foundation issues when you put your property on the market. The result is that banks are less willing to loan for your property, meaning you’re limited to Cash Buyers. They’ll negotiate the property down by 30%.
If you want to make sure your residential or commercial building on your property lasts past your lifetime, foundation and crawlspace repair are necessary. They ensure the longevity, stability, and value of your property.
Schedule your foundation inspection in Paramount, CA
Don’t make these issues paramount to everything else in life. You have resources like Dalinghaus Construction to help you out and help provide you peace of mind.
We can schedule with one of our Project Design Specialists for an initial foundation inspection, go into your crawlspace, and provide you with a quality foundation or crawlspace repair solution.
To get started, you can go online or call Dalinghaus Construction at (877)360-9277 to schedule a foundation inspection today.