FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Whether you’re dealing with foundation settlement, concrete cracks, or other structural concerns, our team of experts is here to provide answers to your frequently asked questions. In this comprehensive resource, we address common inquiries about foundation and concrete repair, offering insights into our proven methodologies, advanced technologies, and the importance of proactive solutions.
Look out for visible cracks in the foundation walls, floors, or exterior. Doors and windows sticking or not closing properly, as well as sloping or uneven floors, can also indicate foundation problems. If you notice any of these signs, it’s advisable to consult a professional for an inspection.
Common foundation repair methods include underpinning, helical piers, slab jacking, and pier and beam adjustment. The choice of method depends on the specific issues affecting the foundation and the structural requirements.
The duration of foundation repair varies based on the complexity and extent of the issues. Minor repairs may take a few days, while more extensive projects can extend to several weeks. A no-cost site assessment can provide a more accurate estimate.
Foundation problems in Hawaii can be attributed to factors such as volcanic activity, soil composition, and exposure to salt air. Volcanic soil can be expansive, leading to ground movement that affects foundations, while salt air can contribute to corrosion.
Yes, the geological conditions in Hawaii may necessitate unique foundation repair approaches. Our foundation professionals are familiar with Hawaii’s volcanic soil and environmental factors and can provide tailored solutions to address specific challenges.
Yes, a dry and well-maintained basement adds value to your property. Potential buyers are often attracted to homes with a waterproofed basement, as it signifies a well-cared-for and structurally sound property.
Hawaii’s tropical climate, with high humidity and salt-laden air, can contribute to corrosion and deterioration. Regular inspections and preventive measures, such as proper drainage, are essential for maintaining foundation health in this environment.
Concrete can crack due to various reasons, including shrinkage, settlement, or external factors like extreme temperature changes. While small cracks are common and often not a structural concern, larger or multiple cracks may indicate underlying issues that require professional assessment.
Look out for signs such as noticeable cracks, uneven surfaces, sinking or settling concrete slabs, or water pooling in certain areas. These could indicate issues that may need prompt repair to prevent further damage.
Contact Foundation Systems of Hawaii
If you suspect foundation issues or notice signs of unevenness, give Foundation Systems Hawaii a call at 808-833-7173. We are fully insured and licensed, and our team has over 60 years of combined experience. Restoring balance to your building’s foundation is not only an investment in its structural health but also in the comfort and security of its occupants.