Avoiding problems with your home’s foundation is critical to the long-term stability of your home, which will also save you money on costly repairs. In the San Francisco Bay Area, such problems can be prevented by installing deck piers, footing piers, helical piers, concrete piles, or other constructs which can provide foundation support to keep your home’s base completely stable. As a homeowner, here are some things to look for in in order to prevent foundation problems. Continue reading “Four Ways to Prevent Home Foundation Problems”
Pier drilling is one of several deep foundation methods which can be used to bypass surface-level ground, which is usually relatively soft and unstable, instead of the favorable solid ground that would be found deeper down. Bedrock is the ideal layer sought by deep foundation drilling because it provides the best support for a structure for passive as well as dynamic conditions. Continue reading “Pier Drilling – The Basics”
Construction site excavation can be a very difficult process sometimes, in the Bay Area and elsewhere, whether it’s for a home, an office building, or for public construction projects like road buildings. Soil conditions can cause problems, close quarters with other buildings can create logistical issues, and any number of other obstacles can pop up to hinder the process.
5 Steps of Excavation
Before any Bay Area home or office building can be constructed on a given site, excavation and site preparation must take place. Without this important precursor to construction, it would be impossible to install an appropriate foundation upon which any permanent structure should be built. Continue reading “Preparing Your Site for Excavation!”
Does your home’s lot make the grade? You may plan to build a high-quality home, but your lot could have grading issues which can put your home in jeopardy.
Continue reading “The Importance of Grading”
Poor soil conditions at shallow depth, huge design loads, and site constraints such as property lines can make a deep foundation a better option than one that is shallow. Deep foundations carry building loads to more competent strata that are down too far below the ground level, preventing the surface conditions from affecting their base bearing capacity. They usually go beyond 3 meters below the finished ground surface. Continue reading “Types of Deep Foundations and Their Uses”
Piering, also known as piling, is a technique used for driving steel pipe pilings to fix falling building foundations and to correct the foundation settlement. Continue reading “When and Why to Use Foundation Piers”
New construction is always exciting, but it can also be equally stressful. There are many decisions you have to make even before the building process starts, one of them being which excavation company to hire. Hiring a wrong company to tackle your complex excavation project can be a costly mistake. The company may make some inconvenient and disastrous errors that may bring about unwanted expenses and cause serious stress. Continue reading “How to Hire an Excavation Company”