Foundation replacement is required when the damage to the foundation is so extensive that repairing it will be ineffective. It is also recommended if the cost of repairs is the same as or more than the cost to replace foundation, you should replace foundation under existing house.
New concrete foundation replacement. For more check out our foundation replacement pictures.
Other reasons for a partial or full foundation replacement
The foundation is constructed out of non-reinforced masonry such as brick, concrete blocks or stone.
Prolonged exposure of the concrete foundation to water and moisture, resulting in deterioration and crumbling of the concrete.
Poor quality concrete mix was used when the foundation was poured.
Oversized cracks or excessive amount of foundation cracks in close proximity to each other.
Foundation stems walls that have rotated out-of-plumb.
Crumbling concrete foundation will need foundation replacement.
House foundation problem is a very shallow footing.
Foundation Replacement Process: What Work You Can Expect.
New foundations have to be built according to rigorous building standards, and everyone involved in the project has to comply with industry-prescribed procedures, techniques, and methods. The replacement of an existing foundation can be particularly complicated and labor-intensive. So the cost to rebuild foundation can vary greatly depending on the complexity.
New foundations constructed by Sinai Construction use survey equipment and state-of-the-art form work. We can usually form and replace your foundation in a matter of days. Sometimes we can replace foundation without lifting house, but usually we need to jack up house to replace foundation, whether it's a full or partial replacement of an existing foundation. The process basically follows these steps:
Shoring up the building
Shoring up prior to removal of a damaged home foundation.
Demolition of the old foundation
Removal of buildings failing foundation and preparations for a new foundation replacement.
Installation of rebar and forms
Forms prepared for the replacement for foundation.
Exterior forms for new concrete pour to create the new replacement foundation.
Foundation replacement city inspection
City Inspection: Concrete driveway replaced. Foundation forms are built and rebar installed. After city inspection is conducted, new foundation will be poured.
New foundation is poured
New concrete foundation almost done. One more city inspection to pass, then outside of building is repaired.
Tying New Foundation
After foundation replacement is finished,
you will never know we were ever there
When we finish a new foundation project, and the new replacement foundation is in place, we have one last step. We go over every detail of the finish to make sure the building looks the same as it was before we started tearing up the old failing foundation. Maintaining the look and feel of your building is high on our list.
For Sinai Construction Engineering, after the foundation construction is finished, the forms are removed and the structure is tied to its new concrete foundation, we want the building to look like we were never there.
The only thing different will be, your buildings new foundation is solid as a rock. If you have questions about foundation replacement cost or help finding a foundation expert, google "Foundation Replacement Near Me".
Or feel free to contact a Foundation Expert at Sinai Construction. We have decades of experience solving foundation problems and are happy to answer your questions, or even better, come to you and explain cost to lift house and replace foundation.
You'll learn what causes foundation problems, and how to prevent them in the future. After talking with one of our foundation experts, you'll not only have a solid idea of what your foundation replacement costs will be, but what caused the problem in the first place, and how long new foundation construction will take.
A successful construction project is about the details a clients foundation replacement review
Being a bit of a handyman myself, I was very gratified to see that every member of team Sinai is as dedicated as I am to getting the job perfectly done. Instead of going around doing things by feel or intuition, these guys always take the time to make sure that things are leveled just right and all the measurements are correct. They took no shortcuts or cheats in solving the foundation repair problems even when they encountered things that were unexpected like the extensive root growth that has spread under our house. All throughout the project, I could clearly see that these guys take a lot of pride in the quality of their work and the good name of their company. More power to the Sinai Construction team!
Wayne S., Los Angeles