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Foundation Repair in Santa Ana, CA

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Santa Ana is one of the better-known places in California. Not only is it the second most populous city in Orange County, but it also has an entire weather pattern named after it.

It is actually what is underground, however, that is of more concern to homeowners in the area. The shifting, sandy soil, and expansive clay make it difficult to keep a foundation on firm footing. Many homes shift and sink over time.

When your foundation experiences problems, you can count on Dalinghaus Construction to get you back in shape again. We offer a number of services to fix a failing foundation along with the experience to get the job done right.

Common Foundation Problems In Santa Ana, CA

It is not out of the ordinary for foundation problems to occur in Santa Ana. Recognizing those problems early is the key to successfully overcoming the issue without adding additional cost to it. Look for the following signs of foundation problems and take action if you see them.

When the windows and doors are installed in the home they rarely have any noticeable gaps. As the foundation shifts and sinks in some homes, it puts pressure on the door and window frames and gaps can appear.

Many people have the sensation of falling when they are walking on uneven flooring, even if they can’t visibly see it is uneven. This is a common problem with foundation issues and one that can also lead to frequent tripping and occasional falling.

The chimney can detach from the home because the foundation is at the weakest point under it. A chimney is also heavy, so it is often the first area of the home to experience a problem with a sinking foundation.

Water is often associated with foundation problems and as the humidity level rises or we have standing water in the basement and crawl space, it can be problematic. This can lead to wood rot, which can undermine a foundation quickly.

The pressure associated with a shifting foundation is not confined to the foundation walls. It can also have an impact on the rest of the home, which is why you may have warped ceilings as a sign of foundation issues.

As the door and window frames continue to distort due to the foundation settling, they begin to stick. This is seen when you are opening and closing the windows and doors. Some doors may also not want to stay open any longer.

Drywall is not a very strong material so when the home shifts, cracks can appear in the walls. These cracks tend to be relatively large and they expand over time. You might also see cracks extending from the wall through to the ceiling.

The walls and floors are susceptible to changes when the foundation is in motion. You might see cracks in the walls or floors, which are both unsightly and can be problematic in other ways. Cracked walls and floors can allow moisture to enter the home.

If you have a musty-smelling basement, then it is a sign of foundation problems. Since water often comes into the home through cracks in the foundation walls, it can build up humidity in the basement or crawlspace. If you have a musty-smelling basement, you also likely have a mold problem.

Foundation Repair Services Offered in Santa Ana, CA

Dalinghaus Construction offers a number of services to those who live in the Santa Ana area. We can lift your foundation into position or stabilize it if it is shifting vertically. We do so using one or more of the following methods:

When cracks appear in the concrete, it can also allow moisture to enter the home. This can result in rusty appliances, a strong smell in the basement, and mold. We can repair cracks in the concrete through polyurethane and epoxy injections or by carbon fiber stitching.

When a concrete slab goes out of level, it can be a problem in numerous ways. One of the biggest issues is that the slab could crack, leading to other problems. We can repair a concrete slab that has sunk by injecting polyurethane foam under the slab. As the foam expands, it lifts the slab into place.

Don’t neglect your crawlspace, just because you don’t inspect it regularly. You can have your crawlspace prepared for potential problems, or if they already exist, we can fix them by doing seismic retrofitting, adding crawlspace jacks, or replacing the pads and posts.

Not every foundation can be fixed and sometimes, it has to be replaced. We offer a wide variety of foundation repair services that not only bring your foundation up to speed, it also repairs the other issues associated with the problem.

If your home is not resting on stable soil, foundation problems are likely to happen. We have deep foundation systems available, including push and helical piers. After inserting them into the ground below your home, we attach them to the foundation to lift it in place. Since the piers are resting on bedrock, your foundation is free of vertical shift.

We offer the same repair services for commercial properties as we do for residential properties. Contact us today if you have any questions as to how we can help with your commercial foundation problem.

Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Santa Ana, CA

When was the last time you had your foundation inspected? If you are like most people, it has been a long time or you may never have it done.

Many experts recommend that residents of Santa Ana should have their foundations inspected annually. Fortunately, we offer a free foundation repair inspection and estimate.

After filling out the form on our website, one of our professional staff members will get back to you within 24 hours. We can set up the appointment at a time convenient for you so the foundation can be thoroughly inspected.

The Counties We Serve In Southern California

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Orange County
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Los Angeles County

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San Diego County

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Ventura County

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Riverside County

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San Bernardino County

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Kern County

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Imperial County

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