Does Your Home Have Foundation Problems?
A majority of the older craftsman and Victorian style homes in Seattle built over the last century are in dire need of restoration or rehabilitation. One of the primary problems we see with the construction of these older homes is the compromised structural integrity of the foundations. Please remember, during the beginning of the century and through the 1960’s, these older homes were constructed with sub-par concrete, without rebar and customarily without footings to hold up the walls. We regularly see foundations with substantial concrete deterioration, large cracks, differential settlement and water leakage. This in turn leads to compromised structural integrity and future damage to your home. Our team’s specialty is to approach these problems with a comprehensive structural assessment. Our structural engineer will be able to provide you with professional recommendations to mitigate these problems through a variety of commonly used construction techniques.