Frequently Asked Questions

As a leading foundation repair company in Southern California, we often get calls and emails with questions from concerned homeowners just like you. Here are some of the more frequent ones. If you have any other questions, we are available 24/7 at 877-236-7903

  • How do I know if I need foundation repair or replacement?
  • Cracks in foundations, basements, slabs or concrete, cracks in cricks, chimney leaning or cracking, drywall cracking, settling foundations, sticking doors or windows, gapping in window or door frames, cracks in plaster or home interior walls , leaning walls and uneven floors.
  • How do I know if I need retrofitting?
  • Earthquake hesitant areas are in most need of foundational retrofitting. In California this includes any cities on or neighboring the San Andreas fault-line which runs along California‚Äôs coastline, particularly Los Angeles and San Francisco. Structures built before 1985 are also notably in need of up-to-date retrofitting as their original bolting is weak and does not stand against modern retrofitting technology.
  • Do I need a permit?
  • Permit requirements are dependent on the harshness of the project and in which city the updates are to be performed. However, in most California jurisdictions, primary Building Codes state: no structure can be altered, repaired, or updated without individual permits for each building which has to be first initially completed by an authorized building official.
  • Whats a typical project duration?
  • 1-2 days, up to 3 if a city permit is necessary.
  • How do I know if my home has a leveling issue?
  • If your home is experiencing cracks in either the walls or slab or doors and windows not shutting easily or properly.
  • If my home is a raised foundation, can I still have Helical Piers installed?
  • Yes, absolutely. Helical Piers may be applied to any type of foundation, slab or raised and will resolve leveling issues.
  • How do I know if my home needs Waterproofing?
  • If your home has leaks in either floors and foundation, or walls, your home can benefit from waterproofing which will ensure an airtight structure preventing any further water damage..
  • What are indicators of water damage?
  • Your crawl space may have a lingering damp smell. If you have Termites or mold in any part of your home. If your home has any visible leaks

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