We at Mitigation in Redondo Beach, CA offer two different services that will be able to address the problems that are caused by a damaged slab. The first is leak detection, and the second is foundation repair.
Leak detection is necessary when it seems as though water is coming up through the floors. This can cause water damage to everything that is sitting on the floor, as well as the material making up the floor itself. We make sure that we find every leak by check all of the usual places that a leak could materialize, as well as some unusual places. We take care to check behind all of the walls, around each of the irrigation systems, and around any landscaping features that might cause water to enter the home. We also take care to check around the concrete slabs and asphalt that tend to surround a building, as well as in the basement. If necessary, we check for leaking roofs.
Foundation repair is an involved process that does not have a single method of being performed, because every foundation is different. There are many different ways to tackle this process. The soil on which the building is constructed can be stabilized so that the foundation will no longer shift. The slab itself can be repaired to minimize the amount of cracks that occur throughout and then bolted to provide additional stability. After a foundation has been repaired, it can be retrofitted so that it will be able to survive earthquakes without taking damage, a very common occurrence in California. We are also able to level any floors that might have bulged when the foundation shifted.