Your home or building’s foundation is literally the most important structure in the entire place. Around this area, there are plenty of situations that may cause foundation problems. If you live in Southern California chances are you are aware of the fault that runs through this area. After all, you’ve probably already felt at least a little earthquake in your time here. Plus countless movies have been made on the subject that feature California as the literal epicenter of the action. What does all of this mean for your home or building though? We are glad that you asked! It could mean that your floors become uneven that cracks show up all over the places including in your walls! Even if you haven’t faced these problems keeping us in mind just in case you do would be a good idea!
Cracks In Walls Or Ceilings
People around here have actually become accustomed to seeing cracks on the ground here and there. So talking about repairing cracks in floors can even seem normal. There are other areas of your home that can crack and cause even greater damage to your property. When walls, ceilings or any exterior parts of your home start to crack first of all the experience can seem very creepy. What we can do is fix the cracks of course! Before we do that we will search for the source of the problem and see if we can do something to help!
This is actually a very common problem for people in their backyards especially if they have pools or another type of “foreign” concrete structures so to speak. These issues can easily be spotted especially when they get a lot larger. The height difference between the concrete floors and the edge of pools and jacuzzis will start to become apparent. It is not uncommon to have a little height difference between these two. That doesn’t mean though that you should let everything slide!
Demolishing An Old Foundation
When homes or buildings aren’t properly taken care of for an extended period of time any small issue with the concrete floors, foundation, or any types of cracks will totally be maximized. To the point that many abandoned house around here have certain areas where you could literally fall into an abyss. Even in these cases at times the foundation can still be repaired. Very rarely have we ever been somewhere that we just say we cannot work on this foundation. Especially if the home is inhabited at the time. Can we tear everything down and start over? Yes, but unless you truly want to you probably won’t have to!
Acting Fast Could Be The Key
If you see that your floors are starting to sink or there are actually visible cracks around your home try to give us a call as soon as you can. Making small timely repairs will always be a lot less expensive than performing a full overhaul. Again we usually try to fix things before we actually recommend tearing them apart.