Foundation Repair Finishing
Foundation Repair In Lafayette
Foundation Repair Video
Foundation repair is needed by many homes in the san francisco bay area. Piers are used to repair foundations to fix cracks and settling, and to level floors. This is a finishing pour covering the piers installed by Ward Construction.
Story of this foundation repair
This house required a foundation repair because of settling. Cracks appeared in the foundation and walls and due to unstable soil under the home. It was necessary to excavate dirt away from underneath the house, and pour concrete piers under the foundation. Once that was accomplished, the foundation repair could proceed, with leveling of foundation. A concrete patio was poured over the foundation repair work. The video shows the end stages of this foundation repair project.
A deep foundation is a type of foundation distinguished from shallow foundations by the depth they are embedded into the ground. There are many reasons a geotechnical engineer would recommend a deep foundation over a shallow foundation, but some of the common reasons are very large design loads, a poor soil at shallow depth, or site constraints (like property lines). Foundation repair work in areas like Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Alameda, Lafayette, and Contra Costa County are usually not deep foundations. This is because it is too costly to drill down to solid rock. Foundation repair in this areas usually is accomplished with a broad concrete footings and concrete piers.
Shallow foundation: In today's construction commerce the most widespread structural base is shallow foundation. Carrying components are broad edge slabs and degree beams. Any base that is 6 feet or less in deep soil is called shallow base.
Advantages of Shallow foundation:
â€¢ Affordable cost â€¢ Simple procedure
â€¢ Concrete based â€¢ No expert labor required.
â€¢ Chances of settling. â€¢ Very limited competence
â€¢ Not good for irregular surfaces like slopes and steeps.
â€¢ It often gets subjected to pullout. Shallow foundations which are common in Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, often end up needing foundation repair.