Changing Soil Means Trouble for Home Foundations

Home Foundations Need to be Periodically Inspected Says Building Safety Expert

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc., (http://julianconstruction.com/) a foundation construction and foundation repair company in the Los Angeles area, has recently released information on the subject of how changing soil conditions can affect building safety. Soil conditions must be watched for, which will cause eventual structural damage. The company has spoken out on the necessity for foundation inspections to maintain the safety and structural integrity of a building.

Recently, Shawn Kyles, Julian Construction’s building safety inspections expert, stated: “A foundation can settle (move downward) into the soil beneath it. When this occurs, it usually means the home’s structure has become distorted or uneven in some way. The settlement occurs when the soil becomes more compacted. Most foundations experience some type of settlement as time goes on. Problems occur when the settlement weakens the structural integrity of the building.”

The company advocates getting a home foundation inspection to locate the presence and source of foundation damage before it seriously threatens the safety of the structure.

Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “We are interested in homes and businesses learning more about this issue so they can be aware and handle it. If people do not know about soil conditions and how they can affect their home’s foundation, they may not think there is a problem. A home’s foundation needs to be properly inspected to know if there is a problem. Then a professional can handle it and ensure the safety of all.”

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/