On most structures, after long period of time, building foundations will have some degree of settlement. There are a variety of factors which contribute to the underlying causes of settlement issues that need to be evaluated to find the best remedy for each individual case. Some of the causes could include: construction on un-compacted soil (“problem soil”), undersized foundation footing, or the presence of poor drainage around your house, like a plumbing leak, over a long period of time.
When you own a house, especially an older house, you may find eventually that you have the need for house leveling. Whether your floor is sagging or your foundation needs to be repaired or replaced, house leveling process can help you bring your home to its original leveling position and to make it a safer place to live in.
Raising a house, or just a part of a house, is serious stuff. In order to lift your foundation, you must go through a series of steps to raise it. First, you must add support through a process called shoring. During this step, beams are inserted under your home with jacks underneath. Slowly, these jacks are raised evenly, which prevents damage to your home. When the jacks are raised to the correct height, new piers are added; these new piers hold the adjustment in place.
If you need the house leveling for repairing a foundation and this is not and has never been your line of work, you want to call in a professional. Your home’s foundation is nothing to fool around with, so it is worth paying a construction or masonry company to do this project for you.
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Just as every person is unique, every job is also unique – no two pieces of property are exactly the same, and therefore, no two jobs are exactly the same. We provide personal, individual service to each one of our clients to ensure we meet their specific needs. We address each situation not just to fix their immediate problem, but also to determine and correct to cause of the problem to eliminate future foundation failures. Many companies just repair foundations, without correcting the problems that caused the failure to begin with, leaving many homeowners needing more foundation work in the future. We provide each one of our customers with excellent service, designed for and provided exclusively for them.
California Foundation Works is a house leveling specialists contractor and would like to provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate for your house leveling problem. We are available to do whatever we can to assist you in finding the best options for your house leveling work and to help make your home a safer place to live in.