Foundation Repair In The City of Prescott
Prescott, AZ, has plenty of intricate types of soil that lead to a variety of foundation issues. The number of hills also offers plenty of lateral movement that affects your home or business. No one wants to deal with foundation issues or pay for foundation repair.
That’s why Dalinghaus Construction is here. We’ve done over 2000 foundation repair projects its cities like Prescott, AZ, since 2015, specializing in services such as foundation stabilization, foundation leveling, hillside stabilization, polyurethane foam injection, and concrete removal and repair.
We’ve been on the foundation repair scene since 2015, becoming a trusted source in the industry in the areas of Southern, California, and Nevada. We have expertise in foundation repair projects for homes and businesses, taking on projects of any size to help property owners like you.
How do I know if my Prescott, AZ, property has foundation issues? What about other issues with my property?
These signs will typically stick out and you’ll notice many at once. If you see one, it’s likely not related to your foundation. If you see more than one, we recommend you contact a trusted foundation repair contractor.
When you think of Arizona and homes, you don’t think of proper drainage. Prescott, AZ, is no exception, even with the area having more hills than many other cities in the state. While Arizona is typically dry, don’t forget monsoon season hits. And it doesn’t hit lightly.
Because of improper drainage, the water doesn’t go away from your home. It sits for a while next to your foundation and damages the concrete, whether it’s through concrete spalling (concrete starts to flake) or causing rebar blowout (rebar is rusting and expanding)
There are many soils in Prescott, AZ, that are unique in how they react with water. Some are less permeable while others absorb moisture and expand. Expansion or shrinking can happen with clay soil depending on the moisture present, temperature affecting the moisture, and factors due to climate.
Regardless of what kind of issue you’re dealing with, you’ll want a trusted foundation repair professional to provide quality services. Our team of experts will be here to help you out.
What can I expect for the foundation repair process in Prescott, AZ?
Whether you’re in Prescott, AZ, or any other city, you can expect your foundation repair process to look the same.
First, you’ll have to go through a free scheduled 60-90 foundation inspection with one of our Project Design Specialists, who create a scaled home diagram of your property with floor elevation measurements. That way your property is properly evaluated.
The next step is receiving a foundation repair plan, which will include a full report, a CAD drawing of your property, and the recommended repair plan.
Finally, your foundation repair will commence based on the plan provided and the required city permits.
How are foundation repair and hillside stabilization done in Prescott, AZ?
You’ll find various foundation repair methods depending on if they specialize in concrete or galvanized steel. Dalinghaus Construction uses galvanized steel push piers and helical piers, which are cost-effective and highly reliable for foundation stabilization and leveling.
Both types of foundation repair methods involve driving each pier into the ground until reaching bedrock or competent soil. Push piers are hydraulically driven into the ground, while helical piers have helices at the base that allow them to be screwed into the ground using a helical torque motor.
Each type of pier will be attached to the concrete footing of your foundation, acting like stilts in stabilizing your home. When the soil under your home or business moves, your foundation won’t move with it.
Push piers and helical piers are also used for foundation leveling. This means the area of your home affected by foundation issues will be lifted to the maximum practical recovery your home or business allows.
Lifting your soil leaves voids in the soil that need to be filled, especially when it comes to slab-on-grade foundations. That way your foundation can be further stabilized. Polyurethane foam will be injected into the ground for soil strengthening, void fill, and deep injection.
As water hangs out with your foundation, you’ll soon enough learn they mix like cereal and orange juice. When the water reaches the rebar, it will rust and expand, damaging the concrete. The concrete can be removed and replaced. Rebar and all. That way your foundation can work as well as new when it comes to holding up your home.
The amount of slopes in Prescott, AZ, is astounding compared to other cities in Arizona. When it comes to hillside stabilization, helical tiebacks are incredible when it comes to stabilizing the soil and preventing structures like your home, business, or retaining wall from moving. You don’t want the lateral movement from the soil to exacerbate the problems you’re experiencing.
Helical tiebacks are installed either under your home or into a retaining wall until reaching competent soil or reaching the recommended torque. That way you have your home, business, or retaining wall covered from side to side.
How do you repair foundation cracks in Prescott, AZ?
This can happen in a couple of ways:
1. Epoxy, a glue-like resin, is gravity fed into a crack and left to dry. This will harden and hold the foundation together as if it’s one piece again.
2. Carbon fiber stitching involves small pieces of carbon fiber being applied to cracks to strengthen and waterproof. That way it will prevent additional cracks in the future.
A few reasons why foundation repair and hillside stabilization are important in Prescott, AZ?
When you have a beautiful home or business, things are usually easy to touch up and clean. What isn’t easy to touch up are those cosmetic issues that appear from a damaged foundation. You can fix cosmetic problems, but they will come back when your foundation experiences more damage. Foundation repair will let you address the unappealing cosmetic damage without having to worry about those issues coming back.
The majority of the time, foundation problems create only cosmetic issues. If foundation problems are neglected for a long time, the issues could become structural. If you can see the sky from a crack in your ceiling, you might have a structural problem. Foundation repair can help address those structural issues, making it so your home or business won’t be red-tagged.
Foundation issues don’t just go away to never bother you again. They come back. You can figure out a temporary solution, but the problems will come back so long as you avoid foundation repair.
Do you feel like you have trouble balancing certain areas in your home or business? It could be your foundation being irregular with the floor. While one side might feel flat, you can roll a toy car down the other. Foundation repair via leveling will have your floor to maximum practical recovery and feel flat once again.
Have you noticed your doors and windows are difficult to open and close? Do they feel sticky? Stuff like this makes the simple things in life a little bit harder. Foundation repair will let you address that stickiness, making your life that little bit easier.
You don’t want your home or business quite literally going downhill. You also don’t want your retaining wall failing to do its job in holding back soil. Hillside stabilization lets your home or business stay safe. It also helps prevent damage to your neighbors, too.
When it comes to rebar blowout, it compromises the integrity of your foundation. The weaker it gets, the more problems will become apparent. You want your home or business to sit comfortably on the foundation. That’s why concrete removal and replacement are essential to the integrity of your home later down the line.
Foundation repair is a good idea for maintaining the integrity of your number one investment, whether for feeling comfortable with where you’re at or keeping the overall value of the property. If you planned to sell your property with a damaged foundation, you can expect the cost to decrease. Some buyers can negotiate a property down by 30% because of foundation issues. Foundation repair will put your property at full value if you plan to put it on the market.
What now? Schedule a foundation inspection for your Prescott, AZ, property
With foundation issues and plenty of slopes, you want to make sure your Prescott, AZ, property is protected. Let you and others on your property feel comfortable walking around.
You’ll want to schedule a free 60-90 minute foundation inspection if you’re concerned about foundation issues or a failing retaining wall.
Note – the free foundation inspection is only for homes that are not on the market. Foundation inspections for homes on the market will cost $1000, which is credited toward your foundation repair.
Make sure your foundation is okay – schedule your inspection today!