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House Leveling

House Leveling: Does My Home Need Leveling?

  • Are your floors sinking or shifting?
  • Do your floors squeak, buckle, or bump?
  • Can you see cracks in your home walls, floors, and/or ceilings?
  • Do you experience difficulty in using doors and windows?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, then yes, your home likely needs leveling.

WHAT IS LEVELING?

It is actually very common for homeowners to live in homes with unleveled floors.  When a home’s floors are not level, house leveling is an easy fix!

Leveling is the act of “evening out” the floors inside and around a home, bringing them back to their initial, originally-leveled position and condition.  Leveling not only fixes the aesthetic issues of having to look at unsightly, unleveled floors, but it also makes the home a much safer place to live in as well.  Who wants to wake up in the middle of the night and fall down after stumbling on an un-leveled floor?

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Floor Leveling

Some home owners choose to live with “problem floors” that are not leveled.  However, while uneven floors may be fairly common, they can actually become significant problems over time, and they may even point to greater issues with a structure, all of which can cause significant damage.

Unleveled floors are primarily caused by either support issues, foundation settling issues, or moisture problems.  Over time, such issues can cause your home’s foundation to settle, damaging the structure in the process.   And so you want to have any problems inspect by a professional, as floor leveling is in fact a very delicate and complex process, and one that leaves absolutely no room for error.

The process of floor leveling is done by using a variety of advanced tools and methods, for example, jacking up a house to level floors and actually lifting the home away from its foundation.  Once you undertake foundation jacking and the property has been lifted, the floor is adjusted so that it is level to the house foundation.  In order for such repair work to have long-lasting effects, and for the newly-leveled floors to remain so, concrete piers and wood posts are added for support.

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    Floor Self Leveling

    SELF-LEVELING CONCRETE

    With respect to the type of foundation that homes can sit on, concrete is one of the most tough and sturdy materials known to man.  However, as strong as concrete is, that does not mean that concrete eliminates foundation problems and that slabs do not require leveling. In fact, concrete leveling must to be taken care of just as frequently as other flooring.  However, the methods and materials used in evenly leveling concrete slabs are much different than those used to level floors.  In fact, leveling a concrete slab is typically a much quicker process than leveling floors, but is just as efficient.  Sloping, cracking, and sinking concrete slabs can happen not only within the home, but can also occur throughout the entire property. 

    Regardless of whether you need simple house leveling and foundation repair, leveling a pier and beam house, manufactured home releveling, modular home leveling, simply fixing an unlevel floor in your house, or getting your patio level with your house floor, Weinstein Construction can help!

    In leveling concrete slabs, Weinstein Construction professionals use a specialized process and an environmentally-friendly material called “Mapei Ultraplan 1 Plus,” which is a quick-setting, self-leveling, self-drying underlayment and repair mix for interior concrete and engineer-approved floors.  The process of leveling concrete slabs does not require lifting anything on your property up, but rather just using what is already there to create a flat and even surface.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if my home needs leveling?
    Are any of the floors in your house sloping? Do you have cracks in your walls or ceilings? Are you having trouble closing any of the doors or windows? When you walk around the house, do the floors squeak? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is more than likely that you need leveling done to your home.  Some of these problems may sound very common, but they should not be ignored.  If you are have any further concerns about leveling your home, feel free to give us a call.  We will come out to your home for a FREE inspection and let you know if there are any leveling problems.
    How much does it cost to level my house?
    The cost of leveling your home depends on what you need done.  Some jobs do not require much work, while others may need a lot more time and effort.  No matter how much the repair costs, it will ALWAYS be much cheaper than the damage that can occur if it is not repaired.  Unleveled floors can ruin an entire house if they are not properly taken care of.  If your floor is not leveled, your home is not stable. Floor leveling services cost only a fraction of the price it would be to repair the damage once it has occurred. If you have a problem, we have a solution at the right price.
    Do I need a permit to level my home?
    Most leveling jobs require a permit, besides self-leveling. You do not need a permit for this job because it is a much more basic job.  We will take care of the permits for all other leveling jobs.  However, you are free to get the permits on your own if you like.  We make sure that every job is done up to city code.
    How long will it take to level my home?
    The average floor leveling job takes 4-6 days to complete. A home can be leveled in as little as 3 days with the self-leveling option.  The time it takes to complete the job, just depends on how much work needs to be done.  We complete every job as quick as we can with the best quality possible.

    Rick Dixon

    I asked Weinstein Construction to come and help me, and they solved all the problems under the house, cleaned it up, rebuilt some footings, got us past the city, then they came and did the sheer wall and the wall board, and I just couldn’t be happier and we’re back on track.

    Rick Dixon

    Mrs. Hamilton

    Weinstein Construction leveled my kitchen and family room floors, they did a fine job and I’m
    happy with their work, and I would recommend them.

    Mrs. Hamilton

    David Ramirez

    I’m very happy to say that Weinstein Construction Company did a fantastic job on my house. Leveled it off like they said they would, to the standards and specifications they said they would. And they’ve also done a very good job on re-stuccoing the broken outside stucco parts, so I’m very happy I employed them in this endeavor.

    David Ramirez

    Rob Lerner

    Weinstein Construction came over and leveled my house, which was more than 2 inches out of center and did a fairly good job at it, and got it nice and level.

    Rob Lerner

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    Denise Zago

    [Mr. Weinstein] gave me a very fair, reasonable price, very professional, he did everything in a timely manner, and I’m extremely, extremely satisfied with his work. Thank you.

    Denise Zago