Foundation Repair San Diego

Inadequate compacted and expansive soils (clay), along with poor drainage and poorly constructed foundations are the primary causes of foundation failure in San Diego.

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 noticiby 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 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.

Will I need to move out while you do the foundation repairs?

Generally, no.  The foundation repair process varies depending on the extent of the damage.  While there are some jobs that require a large area to be repaired, many jobs are somewhat simple and require minimal intrusion to your day to day life.  We are very upfront about this in the estimating process and will be sure to let you know exactly what to expect every step of the way to make sure you are well prepared when we show up to repair the foundation.

How long will the foundation repair work last?

This is all dependent on the extent of the damage and when we are giving you a foundation repair estimate, we will be sure to give you a guage on how long the repairs will take.  For foundations with extensive damage the repairs will take a bit longer than simple jobs, but we are always upfront on timelines and do our best to remain transparent and keep open lines of communication with our customers if anything chages along the way.