Stanton is a city of over 37,000 residents. It is located only 22 miles to the SouthEast of Los Angeles and only a quick drive from the beach, Disneyland, and the mountains. It is also a city that sits on incompetent soil.
Homeowners in Stanton are more than familiar with the expansive clay and loamy sand under their homes. Over time, the soil can allow the foundation of a home to sink and, if it is wet, it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the foundation walls.
If you find yourself in this difficult situation, you are only a phone call away from help. Dalinghaus Construction knows how to fix foundations, regardless of whether they are sinking, cracking, or deteriorating.
Common Signs of Foundation Problems In Stanton, CA
If you know the signs of foundation problems, you are a step ahead of some serious issues. Foundation failure can make your home unlivable, but catching the problem early allows you to have the problem fixed before it grows.
The following are some of the most common signs of foundation problems. Some may appear early and others will show once the problem is advanced. Not every sign will show, but the more you see, the more likely it is that you have a problem.
Do you ever feel like you are falling when you walk across the room? Perhaps you feel like you have vertigo when walking down the hallway? These are common signs that the floors in your home are uneven.
As the foundation shifts, it puts pressure on every part of the home. Cracks can appear anywhere in the home but are more likely to appear in the drywall or floors.
Cracks also tend to form as the walls, ceilings, and floors separate. These gaps continue to grow and sometimes extend from the wall into the ceiling or floor.
Doors and windows may stick as the foundation heaves or settles. It puts pressure on the frame of the home, including the window and door frames. High humidity can also add to this issue.
The weight of the chimney can sometimes cause it to lean. Since the foundation for the chimney is not supported on more than one side, it is often the first part of the home to shift due to incompetent soil.
Incompetent soil and hydrostatic pressure can cause serious damage to retaining walls. Since the retaining wall is not typically well supported, it can buckle and bow, leading to cracks and wall failure.
The frame of the entire home, including window and door frames are under significant pressure. Cracks may appear directly on the foundation walls or on areas under stress, such as around the window and door frames.
What Does The Foundation Repair Process Look Like?
The foundation repair process will be different from one job to another but most have something in common. Piers will be driven into the earth and attached to the foundation, shifting the weight of the structure to more competent soil. Those piers can also be used to lift the foundation.
Common Methods For Foundation Repair
Underpinning may be a common method associated with foundation repair but it is only one part of the puzzle. Other foundation repair methods can include crack repair, french drains, polyurethane deep injection, and waterproofing.
Foundation Repair Services in Stanton, CA
Home and property owners in Stanton are familiar with the possibility of foundation failure. Dalinghaus Construction has been helping our neighbors in Stanton with a variety of foundation repair services. The foundation repair we provide may include some of the following.
This process bypasses incompetent soil by driving pins below it to stable soil or bedrock. Once the pins are attached to the foundation, they provide vertical stabilization. The pins can also be used to raise the structure.
Cracks in the foundation may expand due to hydrostatic pressure. They can also allow water to seep into the home. Dalinghaus Construction can repair foundation cracks with carbon fiber staples and epoxy injections.
Foundation leveling is descriptive of what is accomplished. When a building sinks due to incompetent soil, there are various methods that can raise it. Some options include underpinning, deep polyurethane foam injections, and replacing pads and posts.
Crawlspaces are a common foundation option in Stanton. When problems occur, we can repair the issues, including seismic retrofitting, pad and post repair or replacement, stem wall repair, and crawl space jack installation.
There are times when it is better to replace the foundation, or part of it rather than trying to repair the damage. This is more likely to be needed in an older home.
Any foundation that reaches deeper into the soil for the purpose of supporting the structure can be considered a deep foundation system. This can include everything from a basement to push piers, which can extend hundreds of feet to stable soil or bedrock.
The process for both commercial and residential foundation repair is similar. It can include polyurethane foam injections into the soil, underpinning, and crack repair.
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Stanton, CA
Many of our neighbors in Stanton and the surrounding area have taken advantage of our free foundation inspection and estimate. It is available for the asking, and you can request it by filling out the form on our website.
After you submit the form, we will contact you within 24 hours. There is never any pressure to have any work done. The inspection is truly free. Once you know if there is a problem and what can be done, you can make the decision to move forward.
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