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Discover the SteelCore Builders difference and elevate your understanding of construction excellence. Explore our expertise in residential structural concrete construction, strengthening, retaining walls, groundwater control, and concrete foundations throughout Marin County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Stay up-to-date with our informative articles that delve into the intricacies of our work, providing valuable insights and tips for successful construction projects.

Fixes for Foundation Settlements

Over the years we have been called to fix many residential and light commercial foundation settlements. Any time there is a settlement or subsidence, the building will suffer one or more unsatisfactory conditions.

Waterproofing Membranes

Concrete structures are not impermeable, especially if the cement was poured in stages and the entire structure is not monolithic. The joints between sections are called cold joints and water can travel through them.

Drainage and Basement Leaks

The Bay Area has a vast collection of houses built in the 1930’s to the 1960’s with insufficient drainage facilities. Those systems have gradually failed, causing leaks and are in need of upgrade.

Concrete Foundations and Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are rigid structures, typically engineered to retain a cut in excavated ground. The right retaining wall design depends on the criteria of the site, soil composition, the height of the wall and the structural engineer’s approach to solving the problem at hand.