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Concrete foundation repairs start with a foundation health check

Cracks on walls, sloping floors, misaligned doors. Concrete foundation repairs start with a foundation health check

Problems with doors and floors
Cracks in Foundation Concrete

If your house or building has any of these problems, cracked walls, sloping floors and doors that don't shut, you might want to do a Foundation Health Check immediately. Because even if one or more members or piers of your foundation are failing (look for cracks in your concrete foundation) and you catch it early enough, through expert construction and engineering, your home concrete foundation can be repaired.

After your home concrete foundation repair, the doors will close, the walls won't crack and the floors won't slope. You will sleep well knowing your house concrete foundation is rock solid.

 

But don't wait for a failing foundation to collapse beyond repair before doing anything. Entire foundation replacement is more expensive than concrete foundation repair. Besides, ignoring your failing concrete foundation also jeopardizes the safety and well-being of anyone in the building.

Foundation health check can also provide soil erosion solutions, avoiding major hillside concrete foundation repair  

Soil erosion on hillside
Erosion on Hillisde Foundation

Hillside slope repair. This strengthens the slope's resistance to erosion. It will correct slope instability and protects your homes concrete foundation and your family from the potentially catastrophic effects of landslides. If your property is located on the side of a hill or on a steeply sloping site, eventually, you may need some slope repair on your hillside to protect your homes foundation.

 

Mother Nature typically tries to reduce the gradient of most slopes — and the steeper the slope, the more prone it is to instability and hillside erosion problems. If you have a hillside property and it's showing signs of concrete foundation damage due to slope instability, slope repairs are needed...NOW.

Water pooling in basement, a concrete foundation repair health check tells why and how to fix it

Water pooling in basement
Water Drainage Problems

Foundation waterproofing solutions. If water is finding it's way into your home, because of a crack in basement wall leaking water or just coming through the wall, it's time to consider waterproofing. This helps prevent water intrusion that could weaken foundation structures or lead to their disintegration.

The cost of concrete foundation repair caused by water intrusion is much higher than the cost of waterproofing your basement, crawlspaces and other parts of your home that are particularly susceptible to water damage.

Find yourself a concrete foundation contractor near you that's an concrete foundation waterproofing expert and get some help. By waterproofing now, you can prevent water foundation damage and save yourself a lot of grief and expense later on.

Soft Story Retrofit Buiilding

A concrete foundation repair health check will tell if your building is at risk of collapsing during an earthquake

Soft Story Building Problems

Soft story retrofit experts will inspect your building and let you know if it's at risk of collapsing during an earthquake. If your building is a soft story building and at risk, they will tell you what foundation modifications need to be done to your building support and the foundation to make it earthquake safe.

 

Soft-story buildings are multi-story buildings characterized by a ground floor or lower floors that are significantly "less stiff" (thus they're called "soft stories") than the upper floors they support. You need a soft-story building retrofit because the lower levels do not have enough shear walls or other elements (e.g. steel frames) to help the structure withstand lateral (side-to-side) earthquake movements. Find the best concrete foundation repair company, do your research, and get them involved. They will start the soft story retrofit process for you.

Which begin with permits, engineering and then the constrution of reinforcing a building's quake-vulnerable floor/floors, making the entire concrete foundation repair more resistant to the shear forces present during an earthquake.

Earthquake Damage Prevention

Worried about earthquake damage, your foundation health check may advise you to seismic retrofit your home

Foundation Bolting for Seismic Retrofit

LA seismic retrofitting. This process of retrofitting can prevent major earthquake damage to your building.

If you're thinking of getting earthquake insurance, give some serious thought to seismic retrofitting. Don't just insure your home against earthquakes. Seismic Retrofitting your Los Angeles home can prevent major earthquake damage and save you a bundle.

Seismic retrofitting benefits start with strengthens your concrete foundation so your home is better equipped to withstand the violent shaking of an earthquake. This can mean significant savings on earthquake damage and concrete foundation repair costs. More importantly, seismic retrofitting in LA will give you peace of mind because you'll know your home can keep your family safe and secure when the next Los Angeles earthquake hits.

Catching a concrete foundation problem in the early stages can save you a lot of headaches, not to mention cash. Problem is, foundation problems aren't always obvious. You can see the signs, cracks in concrete, uneven floors, and doors that are a problem, but these can be easy to ignore. Until you experience an earthquake or storm that tests your homes foundation, and you find out you need crumbling concrete foundation repair. Now you have concrete foundation repair problems.

 

So get a simple foundation Inspection from Sinai construction engineering and put your mind at ease. We're well known for providing some of the most thorough foundation inspections in the Los Angeles area. Our Los Angeles foundation inspection services include soft story inspection, general foundation inspection (for seismic retrofit, foundation repair, foundation replacement, and floor leveling purposes), retaining wall inspection, drainage inspection, waterproofing inspection, and slope repair inspection. A Sinai Construction inspector will find any little problems, and make sure they don't lead to bigger concrete foundation repair problems down the road.

When it rains, one room in the house floods a clients standing water issues review .

Sinai Construction was a pleasure to work with and helped fix my water issues! I bought my house probate with little information on it. During the first winter, I found out that one of the rooms floods every time it rains due to standing water from my neighbor's driveway. After dealing with it for a year, I finally decided to fix my problem using Sinai Construction. Daniel helped customize a plan based on my property's natural slope, using a sump pump system to pump out the water to the street. In conjunction with some wall waterproofing solutions, their work was put to the test yesterday and worked great! I am so relieved, and Daniel was patient, explained things easily, and worked on the price with me. His crew was friendly and professional and the job was done in a week. Very happy with my results.

Rachel B. Los Angeles

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