How to know if you might need foundation repair?
Inadequate compacted and expansive soils (clay), along with poor drainage and poorly constructed foundations are the primary causes of the need for foundation repair San Diego. To know for certain whether your homes foundation needs repaired it may require a foundation insepction completed by a trained professional. If you need to schedule a foundation repair inspection contact us and we will be happy to help!
Inadequate compacted soils – if soils for new construction are not compacted properly, the weight at a structure will cause the foundation to settle. Often very slowly but over time significant settling can occur causing major elevation changes and cracking.
Expansive soils – clay is very prominent in San Diego and a poor substrate to construct a foundation on. Over the years, often very few, a house will settle In to the clay. As clay goes through wetting and drying cycles the foundation will settle during each cycle. When you add up the settling during many of these cycles major structural damage will occur.
Poor drainage – if water is allowed to reach the soil supporting the foundation it will speed up settling and compound foundation issues.
Common Signs of Foundation Problems
In most cases by the time you see signs of a foundation issue, it has already become a major problem. The most obvious signs are windows that difficult to close and doors that stick. Other signs to look for would be cracks in the drywall and stucco, most often around doors and windows. Uneven floors are also a common symptom.
Some other things that may be a sign of a foundation in need of repair are cracks in the foundation, the foundation setting or sinking or even floors that are noticeably sagging or sinking. If you are seeing any of these signs it is worth the effort to get a foundation repair expert out to your home to asses the situation.
Do I need a foundation Repair?
While it is impossible to tell whether foundation repair is needed without a proper inspection, this is not something to leave to chance. In a mountains area like San Diego a faulty foundation can not only be detrimental to the entire structure of your home it can also be dangerous. If you want to be certain that your foundation is in good order, give us a call and we will be happy to do an inspection to ensure that you are standing on solid ground. If you are not sure if foundation repair is needed it is better to play it safe and get an expert to your home or business to take a look at what is going on.
How much does foundation Repair Cost?
There are a ton of different factors to know how much your foundation repairs may cost. Sometimes there are only minor cracks and issues that need to be addressed, whereas other times we find massive damage that requires very intensive repairs to the foundation of your home or business. We are one of the most competitive foundation repair contractors in San Diego, so if you are interested in getting a gauge on how much your foundation repairs may cost, we encourage you to start by sending us some pictures so that we can take a look remotely, then schedule a time to come out and inspect your foundation. Remember a foundation that is left damaged, can cause serious damage to other elements of your home or business and the longer you wait the worse the problem can get. Your home is your biggest investment and having a solid foundation is key to the long-term value of that investment, so give us a call and we will be happy to see what your issue looks like and give you the most competitive quote in the San Diego market. Contact us today for a FREE estimate.
San Diego Foundation Repair Contractor – Unlimited Drilling
At Unlimited Drilling and Foundations, we offer a wide range of services including foundation repair. The is no job to big or to small for our professional team to tackle. We understand that your home is likely the biggest investment you have, so we only use the highest quality materials and tools while repairing your home’s foundation. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and communication to ensure the project is done in a timely manner and on budget. Give us a call today to discuss your foundation repair needs.