San Francisco, and surrounding areas like San Mateo and Palo Alto, have characteristically quite soft soil that can make construction quite difficult. Due to this and the occasional earthquake, foundations don't take much to start shifting and eroding, causing slow but sure damage to homes and buildings. When the foundations start to shift, it's important to have them stabilized as soon as possible, preventing damage being done to your home that can be expensive to fix if left unattended. Our team can come to you to inspect your home and its foundation to see exactly what products and techniques are required to secure it.
Depending on the methods used, foundation repair can be an expensive task. When using huge excavation equipment to bury piers and pour concrete, the bill can start to increase, with more labor and equipment comes more cost. This is why we have multiple options available to suit your budget and your needs, our piers are made to be quick and easy to install, saving money and time, and keeping it simple without the need for additional material like concrete to secure them in the ground. Your home's safety is a priority, but having your foundations fixed doesn't need to break the bank.
Despite San Mateo being quite uniform with its soil conditions, every site is unique. With different drainage points, different grades of slopes and a variety of different bedrocks, it is important that each site is approached with fresh eyes. When you employ our services to repair your foundation, we do a thorough inspection of the soil and the rock below it to have a solid understanding of what is required to secure the foundation. Often using a variety of different methods is what is required to get a complete solution, utilizing our products and the knowledge we've gained from years of foundation works.
One of the biggest obstacles to overcome is gaining access to the areas where the foundation is affected most. Often big excavation equipment is required for the repairs which can be impossible to use on some areas of the foundation, but there are options available like our push piers that are small and versatile, perfect for installing in places with all kinds of access restraints, using a simple hydraulic press to be installed into the ground without needing large equipment or cement to secure it into place. For more open areas our helical piers can be used to secure the foundation with the use of slightly larger equipment.
Our products and services aren't just useful for repairing foundations, we are also able to help construct them. At the beginning of any construction project, the first thing to happen is the foundation is made, a crucial step to get right so that the house or building is kept safe and secure over its lifetime. If the foundation isn't strong enough or isn't designed right for its environment, it can shift, crack and falter, costing money later down the track to have it repaired. We can help to make your new foundation rock solid, thoroughly checking over the site to work out exactly what is needed for the best solution for your construction.