Foundation Planning



The purpose of a home’s foundation is to bear the weight of the home, as well as provide a level base for construction and keep the home’s wood-based materials from coming in contact with the ground, causing rot. Foundations may be made of stone, brick, or concrete, which is by far the most popular foundation. They’re usually embedded a couple of meters into the earth. There are also three main types of foundations. The first is the raised perimeter foundation, which supports floors and the load-bearing walls. Other foundations are built on a slab of concrete. The last type of foundation is a series of concrete piers. Concrete foundations, the most common variety used, are made in three ways depending on the type of support that’s required. The first is the poured concrete foundation. There’s also concrete blocks and post-and-pier foundations.
The foundation is one of the most important aspects of your home, protecting it from water leaking into and under your home and keeping your home’s stucture sound. A lot of work goes into the design and building of a foundation for a home or building and may involve structural engineers and geotechnical engineers that will consider factors such as scour and frost heave, which have to do with the water in the ground around the foundation. Proper care and repairing of a home’s foundation is key to a long-lasting home.

Landscape and Hardscape Design



Are you building the home of your dreams? Perhaps you want to transform your house into a castle. No home can be complete if the outside is not as attractive as the inside. No matter what your goal, the landscape and hardscape are critical parts of your vision. Rivera Construction has the expertise and experience to turn your desires into reality.
Rivera Construction will use their knowledge of foliage and landscape design concepts to create a beautiful and thriving environment. Working with a perfect combination of trees, lawns and flowerbeds, Rivera Construction can create the landscape you can only imagine. A commitment to detail and aesthetic excellence will provide you with a landscape anyone in the San Diego area would be proud to own.
You home would not be complete without a walkway, driveway or patio. Rivera construction will create the hardscape you desire. Rivera Construction are a leader in designing and building San Diego hardscapes. Perhaps you want a winding walk from the driveway to the front door or need a patio suited for entertaining or just to take in the San Diego sun. Whether you prefer concrete,

Remodeling With Rivera Construction



Remodeling your home can be the greatest investment – in money and in time – of your life after buying the home itself. Remodeling will improve resale value, even in a down economy, and it will certainly improve your quality of life. There are few rewards greater than making your home YOUR own.
Planning your remodeling may begin with your own idea of ‘home-sweet-home’ or even with the services of an architect. Involving Rivera Construction from the beginning will ease planning and reduce, even greatly, the time needed for your remodeling project as well as prevent needless inconvenience.
Setting out to create your ‘American Dream’ can seem intimidating. From planning through permitting and contracting to the ‘punch-list’ where the details are finished, even a simple remodel requires careful attention. Throughout your project, the number of professionals and their trades may seem overwhelming. The tasks and processes that a project requires are as diverse as they are numerous. Scheduling can be critical. Rivera Construction’s experience and qualifications will finish your home to your satisfaction.
While horror stories of remodeling fiascos abound, Rivera Construction is a proud part of so many ‘happily-ever-afters’. Committed to producing both a home unique to you AND your smooth transition into that home, Rivera Construction brings craftsmanship, professionalism to every project.

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To Whom It May Concern:
We have used Rivera Construction for a wide variety of projects at our home in Rancho Santa Fe, California over the past 7 or 8 years. Our builder, Robert Weir, recommended Raul to us, and we have been extremely pleased with the high quality of work his team has done for us. Whether it has been repaving our driveway, retiling our patio, building a deck, or plastering our pool, Raul and his team have been very proffessional and punctual. They are fair and honest in their dealings, and it has been a pleasure working with them.
Carolyn & Malcolm Wiener.
P.O BOX 2308
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
December 6, 2014





To Whom It May Concern:
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Rivera Construction. I have known the company for five and half years.
Rivera Construction performed structural and drainage work as part of a remodel of our home in Encinitas in 2005.
In 2009 Rivera Construction rebuilt our deck and trellis’s at the Encinitas home.
From 2006 thru 2009 Rivera Construction was a sub contractor to Weir Bros during the construction of our new home in Rancho Santa Fe.
All the work they performed on these projects met our expectations on quality, price and schedule.
John Glancy.
This provides a letter of recommendation for Rivera Construction Inc., License #857152




I first met Raul Rivera in March, 2008 when he was repairing fire damage to the home we were considering to purchase. The construction work he and his crew were in the process of completing was of high quality and they were accomplishing a lot in a very short period if time. We then began discussions with him about posibilities of remodeling and expanding the old abode home.

Raul is very experienced with remodeling this type of home and helped considerably with the Architect as we began the design process for the upgrading and expansion.

In May of 2009 we received all the permits and approvals to begin the remodel of our home at 6101 Camino Selva, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Raul Rivera and his crew began the work then, and completed the remodel in June of 2010. Raul’s attention to detail, knowledge of all the trades, and his control of the subcontractors allowed him to deliver a beautiful home on time at a price very close to what he forecasted. If I were to remodel another home, I would retain Raul Rivera (Rivera Construction Inc.) to complete the work again.

Picturesw of our home are nice to look at, but the quality and finish can be best seen at and in our home. Should anyone wish to visit our home with Raul we would be happy to open our home for a walk thru.

Steven M. Pierson.

Mary E. Pierson


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