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Written By Max Peterson|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Your Stockton home's health depends on the health of its foundation. A building company can identify issues such as shifting and cracking before they jeopardize your home's structural integrity. We've compiled the most reliable Stockton foundation repair companies, so you can find the right one for you.

5 Best Foundation Repair Companies in Stockton

Golden State Seismic and Structural Logo

Golden State Seismic and Structural

4.3/5
Based on 19 customer reviews.

Services Offered

DrivewaysRepairSidewalksGrading And LevelingConcreteRetaining Walls

Highlights

    426 Boulder Dr, Antioch, CA 510-706-9170 gs3inc.net
    HSD Masonry Corporation Logo

    HSD Masonry Corporation

    4.2/5
    Based on 17 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    MasonryGrading And LevelingRetaining WallsConcreteDrivewaysSidewalksRepair

    Highlights

    • Transparent pricing
    • Free quotes
    • Good customer service
    Imperial Ave, Modesto, CA 209-204-3417 hsdmasonry.com
    Bay Area Underpinning Logo

    Bay Area Underpinning

    5/5
    Based on 324 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Crawl Space EncapsulationRetaining WallsFrench DrainsMasonryGrading And LevelingConcreteWaterproofingRepairInspection

    Highlights

    • Helps educate customers
    • Free quotes
    • Transparent pricing
    2333 Courage Dr Ste C, Fairfield, CA 707-949-9911 bayareaunderpinning.com
    Vergara Construction Logo

    Vergara Construction

    4.4/5
    Based on 26 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    RepairDrivewaysConcreteSidewalks

    Highlights

    • Transparent pricing
    • Good customer service
    • Free quotes
    4105 23rd St, Sacramento, CA 916-349-9634 concrete4less.com

    More Local Foundation Repair Companies

    Heroes Design & Build East Bay

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    1191 Linden Dr
    Concord, CA 94520

    Kodiak Construction

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2140 Boynton Ave
    Martinez, CA 94553

    Otto Concrete

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    6420 Trajan Dr
    Orangevale, CA 95662

    Blazona Concrete Construction, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.0/5 

    2246, 525 Harbor Blvd UNIT 10
    West Sacramento, CA 95691

    Feraru & Associates Building and Design Inc

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1569 Solano Ave #249
    Berkeley, CA 94707

    Montclair Construction

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    3871 Piedmont Ave
    Oakland, CA 94611

    NorCal Ram Jack

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    1436 Ascot Ave
    Rio Linda, CA 95673

    Bay Area Retrofit

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    427 San Pablo Ave
    Albany, CA 94706

    Jim Gardner Construction Inc

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    3871 Piedmont Ave #13
    Oakland, CA 94611

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    Facts about Stockton
    Average Max Temp:76°F
    Average Min Temp:50°F
    Average Monthly Precipitation:1.30"
    Percent of Homes With Basements14%
    Average Cost of Foundation Repair:$2,865
    Average Cost of Foundation Waterproofing:$3,007

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    Common Causes of Foundation Problems in Stockton

    A few factors can lead to foundation issues. Here are the most common ones for Stockton residents:

    • Improper modifications: Landscaping or roofing work that wasn't performed properly could result in your foundation settling.
    • Standing water: Water accumulation around your home can be menacing to your foundation, especially when it collects in areas your gutter system doesn't reach.
    • Aging plumbing: The average Stockton home construction year is 1973. If you live in an older home, it's likely to have cast-iron plumbing. When the pipes start eroding, leakage could reach your foundation and even pool beneath it.
    • Drought conditions: Stockton is susceptible to drought. The absence of rainfall and changing humidity levels each season lead to ever-shifting soil. The resulting soil settlement can displace and crack your foundation.
    • Tree Roots: Tree roots can enter a home's foundation through crevices, and may apply force that results in your foundation fracturing, pipes rupturing, and overall structural deterioration.

    How to Choose the Best Foundation Repair Company

    When choosing a foundation contractor, you should consider your personal priorities. Ask each contractor on your list about the following qualities.

    Licensing and Experience

    The Golden State issues many different kinds of contracting licenses, and foundation companies often have more than one. You can verify a company's licensing information through the Contractors State License Board, a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Look for a company with a General Building Contractor, General Engineering Contractor, C-8 Concrete, or C-61 Pile Driving credential. To further understand your contractor's experience, we recommend asking questions about how its team will draft plans and pull permits, how the company inspects foundations, and what local codes apply to your project.

    Contractor websites are some of the best places to do your research. Typically, a business will display how long it's been in the industry. It might also publish articles to assist potential clients.

    Customer Reviews

    Before choosing a company, examine its online profile with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can examine both complaints and positive reviews. Complaints aren't necessarily a red flag in themselves. Instead, discover how a company handles them. If the management team consistently and proactively resolves issues, it's a good sign. However, if the company lacks accreditation, has an abundance of negative feedback, and doesn't communicate properly, you should think twice about working with it.

    Finally, we suggest you search different websites, including Trustpilot and Google, for other reviews.

    Foundation Repair Cost in Stockton

    The cost of foundation repair can vary substantially based on the extent of the problems and what needs to be done to fix them. For minor foundation fracturing and settling problems, you may pay as little as $1,800. However, if there is significant deterioration, the normal cost will be around $2,900. More involved jobs involving digging, helical piers, or major concrete leveling could run you $6,800. This table shows the average foundation repair costs for common issues.

    Common Foundation Repair ServicesAverage Cost
    Crack Repair$341
    Leak Repair$2,724
    Stabilization$4,707
    Underpinning$1,307
    Waterproofing$3,007

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Foundation Repair in Stockton

    How much does foundation repair cost in Stockton?

    Foundation repair costs about $2,900 in Stockton. The final numbers hinge on how severe the damage is and what type of repair you need.

    When would I need a foundation replacement, and when could I just get a repair?

    Most foundation issues don't require replacement to fix them. In rare cases, a foundation might warrant total reconstruction. However, if you pay attention to early warning signs like uneven doors or cracking walls, you probably won't need replacement.

    When do I need to waterproof my foundation?

    You'll typically need to waterproof your foundation when you see any of these signs:
    • Hairline cracks
    • Mold and mildew
    • Uneven floors
    • Flooding
    • Plumbing leaks
    • Discoloration or odors
    You should also know about the two different types of waterproofing. Interior waterproofing uses sump pumps, drains, and basement and crawlspace sealants. Exterior waterproofing, the less expensive option, involves exterior drains and physical barriers between your landscaping and foundation.

    Do I need to leave my home for foundation repair work?

    You don't need to leave your home for foundation repair. The latest technology allows exceptional results with minimal disruption and digging. However, the crew will still use heavy machinery, and you might still hear loud noises and feel vibration while they're working. If these would bother you, you can always choose to leave and come back when the crew is completed.

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    More Foundation Resources

    National Foundation Repair Ranking Methodology

    Mold Remediation Cost Guide

    Sources

    U.S. Census Bureau (American Communities Survey)