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The Foundation Repair Blog

As Southern California's leading foundation repair specialists we've amassed quite a bit of information relating to repairing foundations and all the questions that have come from the thousands of homeowners we've met with.

Foundation Education

Describing the process of polyurethane lifting of concrete.

Preventative Measures

Methods on preventing slope and hillside movement.

Chimneys can start to lean or pull away from your home over time. Here is why and how we correct the issue.

Foundation Education

Providing clarification on what exactly is all involved with a seismic retrofit.

Foundation Inspections

Details on when you should hold off on that foundation inspection.

Foundation Education

Answering the question about whether or not clay soils exist in coastal communities.

Foundation Education

Describing what things to do to limit the impact a slope can have on your home and your property.

Foundation Education

Going in depth on the characteristics of clay soils and how they can impact your home's foundation.

Signs & Symptoms

Describing a few at home things to take a look at when you are asking your self this question about your home sinking.

Signs & Symptoms

Describing what the common causes for drywall cracking in your home.

Foundation Inspections

Details in filming for reality TV house flipping shows

Foundation Education

Describing the use of push piers in the foundation repair industry.

Signs & Symptoms

Discussing how trees and vegetation can impact your home's foundation. Also that every house is unique and different.

Slope Stabilization

Discussing the impact of the recent rainfall on our Southern California slopes.

Cost

Quick overview of knowing there are differences in prices for foundation repair just like there is when you purchase a...

Foundation Education

Educating customers on why to do foundation repairs on your home and why not to wait until it's too late.

Cost

Ever wondered what it costs to have a home's foundation repaired? Most contractors like to keep this information...

Causes

The Water Table: There is also a general understanding that in times of serious drought, water table levels may drop...

Causes

Can Hills/Slopes Move? And Why? The term used for this movement is downhill creep, also known as soil creep, slope...

Causes

What Is Expansive Soil? Expansive clay is a soil that is susceptible to swelling and shrinking. It is directly related...

Blog

Do You Have References? This is a question we get often. Yes, we can absolutely get individual references to you if...

Job Stories

Repairing A Raised Foundation With Helical Piers: Robyn had observed some large cracks in her foundation wall, and...

Signs & Symptoms

Top 3 Signs Your Foundation May Be Settling: We are often asked: “What are some of the signs we homeowners can look for...

Blog

What Are Fill Soils? We find a lot of our customers have issues with their foundation because of improperly compacted...

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What Is Bedrock? Soil is made up of different layers, called Horizons. Each layer has its own set of characteristics....

Foundation Inspections

How Long Does The Process Take From Foundation Inspection To Completion? In my previous blog I discussed if you should...

Causes

Why Is There Water In My Crawlspace? Well, if you’ve tackled the task of inspecting your crawlspace, and noticed...

Blog

What Are Clay Soils? There are only three types of soil particles that geologists consider distinct. The quality of...

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Should I Clean Out My Crawlspace? The crawlspace of our home is not something we think about on a regular basis...nor...

Crawlspace

Should I Retrofit My Home? After the July 4th earthquakes in Ridgecrest Ca (west of Bakersfield, Ca), there were 34,091...

Job Stories

Installing 19 Push Piers in Mission Viejo: Richard said he had concerns with his slab foundation, and wanted to get an...

Blog

Should You Have A Foundation Inspection When You Are Buying A Home? The answer to that is having to get a new roof and...

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Do you have a “slab on grade” foundation?..A slab on grade foundation is ..well…just that. A poured concrete slab that...

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Why Do I Have Cracks In My Slab If I Have No Foundation Issues? I received a call from a homeowner that we did an...

Blog

Why Do Homes Sink? My approach when I look at homes that I am inspecting for foundation repair is the same as what I...

Blog

What Is A Raised Foundation?If your home was built pre 1979, it’s more than likely on a raised foundation. They built...

Blog

What Is A Push Pier, And How Is It Installed? Well, I can definitely answer this one, considering repairing foundations...

Inspections

What Is The Inspection Process? I received a phone call from a homeowner in Laguna Niguel that had made an appointment...

Preventative Measures

Can I Remodel Before I Fix My Foundation? We did a foundation inspection for a couple in San Clemente who had just...

Blog

What Do People Ask Me About The Most? So when I was approached to write a blog, my first thought was: ”What the heck do...

Inspections

Customer: Why does a foundation inspection take so long?Foundation inspector: Well, to be as direct as possible, we...

Job Stories

Repairing A Damaged Slab Foundation In Seal Beach. Walter let us know that he had extended his living room and dining...

Blog

6 Things To Keep In Mind When Hiring A Contractor. Hiring a contractor can be an overwhelming experience, to say the...

Blog

Do I Have To Move Out? A question that we get asked frequently by homeowners is: Do I have to move out while repairs...

Signs & Symptoms

Do I Have Sagging Floors? You may suspect that something is wrong, but you aren’t sure if you are having foundation...

Job Stories

Repair And Retrofit Of A San Diego Home. Esther had noticed cracks appearing throughout her 1945 raised foundation...

Cost

Is My Inspection REALLY Free? Actually, many foundation repair specialists located here, in Southern California, offer...

Blog

Poly VS Mudjacking-Here at Dalinghaus we offer Polyurethane Slab Leveling, but we often get calls from customers asking...

Causes

What Causes Leaning Chimneys? Have you ever seen a learning or tilting chimney? ? Have you ever wondered what may cause...

Inspections

Why is Winter A Great Time For A Foundation Inspection? If your home might be experiencing foundation issues, have an...

Job Stories

Lift & Stabilize Of A Slab Foundation in Fullerton. We had the pleasure of connecting with Denny through Yelp. He had...

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Home With Push Piers And Polyurethane in Fullerton, CA. Komal was first in touch with Dalinghaus...

Inspections

GET ME OUT OF HERE!! Whenever I come across someone or if I see a couple of people that are talking, I am fascinated at...

Foundation Repair

Why is there soooo much monitoring? The last thing you want to hear as a homeowner or business owner is that you are...

Signs & Symptoms

Why You Trippin'??? Either you are uncoordinated like yours truly...or you have just fallen victim to a trip hazard...

Blog

We believe that EVERY child deserves to feel the magic of the season! And with that...here are my Top 5 Reasons You...

Blog

UGHHH…..My project is delayed! As much as we try and plan, there are still opportunities for delays to rear their ugly...

Signs & Symptoms

Soil conditions, heat, cold, water, drought....all can cause a hillside homes foundation to be compromised. See the...

Preventative Measures

Are you ready for the rain? Check out these tips to help weather you through the storm, and protect your home!

Cost

Can I Afford Foundation Repair? The thought of paying for foundation repair can be very scary for homeowners. Usually...

Blog

Earthquake! How Safe Is Your Foundation?

Job Stories

Lifting A Slab Foundation That Settled 5.9 Inches in Mission Viejo. She wanted to have her foundation concerns...

Case Studies

Settling Tilt Up Case Study

Job Stories

Push Piers and Helical Anchors Used to Stabilize Commercial Building

Job Stories

Using Push Piers To Lift A Sinking Home In Costa Mesa, CA

Job Stories

Lifting A Garage With Polyurethane in La Habra Heights

Job Stories

Lift and Stabilization Of Home With Polyurethane Injections in West Hills, CA

Job Stories

Home Stabilization in Los Angeles, CA

Job Stories

Lifting A Sinking Wall in Los Angeles, CA

Job Stories

Lifting A Slab Foundation On A Slope In Vista, CA

Job Stories

Repairing Uneven Floors in Spring Valley, CA

Job Stories

Repairing A Slab Foundation With Helical Piers in Villa Park, CA

Job Stories

Lifting A Sinking Foundation With Push Piers In West Covina

Job Stories

Lifting A Foundation With Push Piers In San Diego, CA

Job Stories

Using Push Piers And Helical Piers To Lift A Home In Westlake, Village

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Raised Foundation in Burbank, CA

Job Stories

Using Push Piers To Stabilize A Long Beach Foundation

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Slab Foundation With Helical Piers In San Diego. Kathi met our Project Consultant, Phil Laney, when he...

Job Stories

Repairing A Raised Foundation With Crawlspace Jacks in Fullerton, CA

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Sinking Home With Push Piers In Vista, CA. Jon contacted Dalinghaus because the floors in his Vista home...

Job Stories

Repairing and Retrofitting A Raised Foundation In Long Beach, CA. The home was built in the 1920’s, and according to...

Job Stories

Lifting A Foundation With Over 7 Inches Of Settlement in Diamond Bar. Ariane and Travis had been connected to us...

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Raised Foundation In San Diego. Project Consultant, Joe Harris was assigned to the inspection of this...

Job Stories

Stabilizing A La Jolla Hillside Home With Push Piers. Rick had gotten in touch with Dalinghaus Construction through...

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Foundation After A Slab Leak In Lake Forest. He and his family had been forced out of their home due to...

Job Stories

Stabilizing A Sinking Pool with Helicals in Laguna Niguel. Brian called into us because his pool contractor recommended...

Preventative Measures

Dalinghaus Construction is proud to offer polyurethane foam insulation for your home or business. This product is more...

Blog

CONCRETE COATINGS: EPOXY VS. POLYUREA

Blog

DALINGHAUS CONSTRUCTION RECEIVES THE “PEOPLE LOVE US ON YELP” AWARD FOR 2019

Blog

REPAYING A VETERAN. Dalinghaus Construction partnered with ECP and My Foundation Repairs to repay a local Bakersfield,...

Blog

Do you know the different types of foundation repair methods? In our Tip of the Day, Brian talks about the different...

Cost

We know foundation repair can be expensive. That's why you should do your research and get multiple estimates. Call us...

Cost

Foundation repair can cost a lot of money, but we want to be as transparent as possible. That's why we offer in-home...

Blog

Have you ever wondered what is under your raised foundation? Or taken a look at your crawl space? We can do it! Contact...

Blog

Do you have a concrete slab that is sinking or cracking? Poly injection will help lift that slab back into place....

Causes

Have you ever noticed cracks around your window and door frames? It could be a sign of foundation failure. We can give...

Blog

One of the best ways to be prepared for an earthquake is with a disaster plan. Have you made one? Watch our tip of the...

Blog

Watch our new tip of the day videos that explain more about our floor coatings. Be the envy of your neighbors and...

Signs & Symptoms

If you are experiencing issues with your foundation, make sure to call a foundation repair specialist like the ones...

Causes

TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT CAUSES LEANING CHIMNEYS?

Preventative Measures

If you're the owner of a home or business with a raised foundation, make sure to keep an eye out for sagging floors. We...

Blog

There are a few different types of foundations, including pier and beam foundations. Watch our new tip of the day to...

Blog

There are a few different types of foundations, including pier and beam foundations. Watch our new tip of the day to...

Causes

Here's our last Tip of the Day in this little series about foundation settlement! If you think your home is...

Preventative Measures

Did you know your drainage could affect your home's foundation. Make sure your home has proper drainage. We can help!...

Blog

Join our team at the Success Resources America seminar where we are working on team building and growing as a business....

Causes

Do you have lots of vegetation around your foundation? It could be causing a variety of foundation issues, especially...

Tip Of The Day

Is your business or home's foundation built on a slope or near a slope? It can cause a variety of foundation issues, so...

Causes

Learn more about the causes of foundation settlement with our 100th tip of of the day video! Contact us today for a...

Blog

Learn more about the causes of foundation settlement with our 100th tip of of the day video! Contact us today for a...

engineering

In today's tip of the day, Brian and Mark talk about foundation settlement and why it happens. We serve all of Southern...

Blog

Learn more about the DCP test which helps us test the soil. It can help us determine the repair method that is right...

Blog

There are times when you should not use a helical pier. Brian tells us more about when NOT to use a helical pier in...

Tip Of The Day

During this time of year many places, including cities like Big Bear, are experiencing snow and cold. Foundation...

Blog

We will be closed for Christmas. Dalinghaus Construction will be closed from December 22nd through December 25th. We'll...

Blog

Do you even lift, Bro? Well, at Dalinghaus Construction we definitely do just that. We lift! We lift houses and other...

Blog

Our 2019 calendar is filling up fast. Make sure to schedule your foundation repair appointment today or a property...

engineering

Thank you to Waypoint Engineering for your donation to our Toys for Tots drive. If you would like to make a donation,...

Blog

Come to our third annual Toys for Tots Drive where we hope to double our donations from last year. We hope to see you...

Cost

Do you know if you qualify for the $3000 dollar grant to retrofit your home to protect it from earthquakes? Get money...

Blog

Don't worry, most people are 'dummies' when it comes to foundation repair. We have assembled answers to all of your...

Blog

If you have a failed retaining wall, wait before you decide to have it completely replaced. Repairs may be able to fix...

Blog

Join us for our Christmas Open House and help us by bringing in donations for Toys for Tots this holiday season. We are...

Blog

What are the functions of a retaining wall? In this tip of the day, Brian tells us more about retaining walls. Give us...

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Retaining walls are an important part of your foundation. Do you know what they are, what they do, and how to fix them...

engineering

ICC and LARR's can affect your foundation repairs in California. In this Tip of the Day, Brian tells us more about what...

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN TO USE HELICAL PIERS

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Push piers are a great product, but what are the best situations to use them? Brian tells us more about push piers and...

Cost

Ever wondered if our foundation repair products come with a warranty? Justin and Brandon can tell you more about our...

Blog

Ever heard us throw around terms like Kip or K Factor? Get answers on what it all means form Brandon Walter from our...

engineering

So we discussed the ICC and how they evaluate our products and create a report. Who uses these reports?

engineering

You may have heard us mention ICC in other videos, but what does it mean for you as a home or business owner in terms...

Blog

Round shaft anchors are one of the types of helical piers. Contact us so we can help you determine what your foundation...

Blog

Today we continue talking about helical anchors, and more specifically, square shaft anchors. Call us today if you...

Blog

For our Tip of the Day, we discuss the two different types of helical anchors and how they can help you repair your...

Job Stories

See the Dalinghaus Construction team in action! We used pre-drilling to install a helical anchor. Contact us today for...

Signs & Symptoms

Dalinghaus Construction will make sure that your home's cracks are fixed when lifting a home. Contact us today and we...

Job Stories

Pre drilling makes it much easier to to install helical piles. Dalinghaus Construction proudly serves all of Southern...

Preventative Measures

Protect your California home from earthquakes and foundation damage with retrofitting from Dalinghaus Construction....

Blog

Dalinghaus Construction is honored to recieve the Earth Contact Products Core Installer Award again this year. We are...

Blog

If your home is in need of foundation repair, you may wonder what the process consists of. Understanding the foundation...

Blog

If you have sand soil, it could cause settlement and cracking of slabs. If you are concerened about cracks in your...

Blog

Dalinghaus Construction is a proud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness. Donate today and we will send you a Dalinghaus...

Inspections

Dalinghaus Construction is here to make your foundation inspection as easy as possible. We offer free in-home estimates...

Job Stories

If you are in need of commercial helical application, Dalinghaus Construction can help! We service all of Southern...

Signs & Symptoms

Horizontal footing cracks in your home's foundation could mean that you have issues like concrete that is deteriorating...

Signs & Symptoms

Does your home show common signs of a settling foundation? Learn the common signs to protect your home or business in...

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Dalinghaus Construction uses video case studies to help show our customers our high quality work. We service all of...

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Dalinghaus Constructions wants to make sure our customers get the best service. We encourage our customers to read...

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Helical Wall Anchors help to stabilize walls from future settlement. Dalinghaus Construction can help prevent your home...

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At Dalinghaus Construction, we value our employees! You can trust them to take care of your most valuable asset and...

Blog

Sidewalk relief cracks are placed in concrete to help prevent unwanted cracking of a slab and are used to control where...

Signs & Symptoms

Vertical Footing Cracks are pretty common in most homes abd can lead to damage for the home's foundations if not fixed...

Blog

Shrinkage cracks occur when the concrete is cured incorrectly or too quickly. These cracks are cause for early cracking...

Signs & Symptoms

Offset cracking is typically a sign of settlement and can cause those unsightly uneven walkways and contribute to...

Signs & Symptoms

There are several different types of concrete cracks that are caused by different factors. Learn what your crack means...

Blog

Polyurea Floor Coating is a great option for outdoor surfaces. It is UV safe, making it a great option for pool areas...

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Our one day installation for Polyurea Floor Coating makes it easy and quick to improve your flooring. This flooring...

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At Dalinghaus Construction, we provide our entire team with in-house training and certification. This allows us to...

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It is well-known in California how destructive and deadly landslides and mudslides can be. Let Dalinghaus Construction...

Tip Of The Day

Dalinghaus Construction offers a concrete coating warranty. Not only does this warranty cover chips and flaking, the...

Blog

Polyurea Concrete Flooring works great in many different types of environments. Learn about Ployurea Concrete and why...

Signs & Symptoms

We are proud to serve Orange County, San Diego County & Los Angeles County and our client testimonials make us very...

Blog

With the recent heatwave in Southern California, it is important to check out your home's foundation. It is better to...

Preventative Measures

Preventing tripping hazards in your driveway or sidewalk is important to avoid liability. Dalinghaus Construction uses...

Preventative Measures

One of the reasons that people live in Southern California is to enjoy the warm and sunny days. Unfortunately, the...

Signs & Symptoms

In Southern California, sticking doors and windows are usually due to foundation settling, as opposed to changes in...

Preventative Measures

This morning a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern California. Is your southern California home ready for an...

Blog

There is no better time than now to get your home in tip-top shape. The new year brings a new start and Dalinghaus...

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A sunken concrete slab can be ugly, a tripping hazard, and can also cause foundation problems. Let Dalinghaus...

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Dalinghaus won the core installer award from ECP in 2017 in recognition of a commitment to excellence as a company,...

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It's important to understand what causes foundations to settle so you can be mindful of what might be going on with...

Signs & Symptoms

Know the common foundation warning signs we see frequently around Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California...