Foundation bolting typically means that bolts are added to improve the connections between the wooden framing members of a building and its concrete foundation. Usually this means adding bolts through the piece of wood that lies flat on top of the foundation, referred to as the sill or mudsill, into the concrete. There may be no existing bolts, or the existing bolts may be either weakened or too far apart to be strong enough for earthquake resistance.
Contractors Long Beach has the expertise and engineering services at an affordable price. Our tenured crews have been performing earthquake retrofits on a daily basis for many years; we pay close attention to detail and we are watchful for any potential problems which should be brought to your attention.
Cracks in foundations are very common. Mostly they are nonstructural and cosmetic in nature. However, foundation cracks that are greater than 1/4-inch wide are considered to be structural cracks worthy of repair. These cracks may be indicating significant foundation settlement or the presence of expansive soils. Foundation cracks that are wider at the bottom than the top indicate soil settling. Cracks that are wider at the top than at the bottom indicate expansive soils. Foundation cracks can also lead to wet crawl spaces or water intrusion into basements and pest infestations. There are various solutions for the different types of foundation cracks and problems.
Our Licensed House Bolting team in Long Beach offers:
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