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(Orangevale, California)– According to reports from the construction industry, foundation damage is on the rise in California. Authorities indicate this is due, in large part, to the state’s expansive soils in combination with plans to cut building costs carried out for a short time some years ago. Resulting issues leave thousands of homeowners looking for practical and affordable solutions. In response to this development, spokesperson Valentin Razumovsky of Maxton Builders has launched efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of house lifting.
Said Razumovsky, “Our house lifting techniques can add value to a home in a few different ways. For one, they are used to repair foundations that have been damaged or weakened or were poorly constructed from the start. The actual process is performed in one to two days with the majority of this time spent building the new structure on which the existing one will rest. The original foundation is either repaired or replaced in order to strengthen the structure itself.”
Expansive soils are defined as those which tend to swell when exposed to moisture and contract when dry. This continual cycle places significant strain on foundations; in turn, the excess movement of the soil weakens homes’ structural integrity. Resulting damage can include basement flooding; cracks in walls, ceilings and floors; improperly functioning windows and doors; roof leaks and a number of other potentially costly issues.
Based on information from the Maxton Builders website, house raising begins with disconnecting all plumbing, electrical and framing elements from the foundation already in place. Metal beams supported by jacks are then implemented under the first floor of the home to allow for even lifting as well as incorporation of a temporary foundation. Once the house is settled on the temporary foundation, repairs or replacement of the damaged one will then be performed.
Concluded Razumovsky, “This process can add value to your home by increasing its structural integrity and preventing future damage, but it can also do so by allowing you to add square footage. At the same time, you could choose to have a rental unit built onto your home for generating additional income. These are three separate ways to increase your home’s market value, all with a single strategy. We pride ourselves on the quality and safety of our work, and we hope spreading the word of the effectiveness of this approach will give homeowners new insight into their available options.”
About Maxton Builders House Lifting:
Maxton Builders is a full service construction company based in Sacramento, California. With skilled and experienced professionals, the company is dedicated to providing clients a great experience while helping bring their dreams to fruition.