How Long Does Foundation Repair Last?

It is essential to have a strong and enduring foundation for every structure. Learn more about foundation repairs and how long they last.

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Learn More About Foundation Repairs

It is essential to have a strong and enduring foundation for every structure. The permanence of every structure rests (literally) on its foundation. A strong foundation supports the entire load of a structure. It keeps a building standing against the forces of nature and keeps the occupants safe. It also protects against the weakening effects of ground moisture. When foundation problems occur, it is important to seek the services of a professional Bay Area foundation piers company to provide lasting foundation repair work. 

What Causes Foundation Damage? 

Major events such as an earthquake or hurricane, of course, can cause major damage. The greater likelihood is that a structure’s foundation can be compromised by shifting soil conditions, poor soil compaction, improper drainage, plumbing leaks, and the force of tree roots. When problems occur, it is important to call a Bay Area footing piers specialist to get the work done right.  

What Can Happen if You Don’t Repair a Problem Foundation? 

A poor or compromised foundation will allow an entire structure to settle and shift, resulting in cracks that can let in moisture which can damage the interior and exterior walls, leading to the growth of mold and possible insect intrusion. It may cause interior floors or the roof to buckle, and windows and doors to jam. It may cause plumbing pipes to be pulled out of position, causing issues with the function of plumbing systems as well as potential rot and mold. An expert Sacramento foundation drilling company can remedy these problems. 

How Long Should Foundation Repairs Last? 

Foundation repairs, done professionally, are considered to (and should) last relatively permanently. There are quick-fix solutions like epoxy fills for surface damage, carbon fiber wraps, and wall anchors, that are not intended to last permanently and may only last five years or so. A qualified Bay Area foundation piers company can provide a lasting solution. 

Types of Permanent Foundation Repairs 

There are three primary types of permanent foundation repairs that can be done by a professional Bay Area drilling company: 

  1. Concrete piers are most often used in a preconstruction phase but can also be used to repair a sinking foundation. 
  2. Steel piers can be driven deep into the soil. Compared to concrete piers, they are easier to install and don’t disturb as much of the landscape. 
  3. Helical piers are steel shafts that have threads attached so the shafts can be screwed deep into the soil for a solid anchor. 

How to Choose a Reliable Sacramento Foundation Drilling Company 

Look for a reliable and proven reputation along with a great track record of providing quality service. Look for a long time in business. And look for a company that provides a strong warranty. 

Choose an Expert Bay Foundation Repair Company 

Contact Lassiter Excavating, your Bay Area foundation repair professionals. Our track record of exceptional service goes back to 1989. We provide proven expertise in pier drilling, excavation, and trenching, along with retaining wall drilling and construction.