Foundation Expert Speaks on Importance of Foundation Inspection for Slab Foundations

Slab Foundations Should Receive Regular Maintenance Inspection

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction (http://julianconstruction.com/) a home foundation inspection and foundation repair company in Southern California, is urging homeowners with a slab foundation to keep their home’s foundations regularly inspected for cracks and other indications of foundation problems.

The company’s safety inspection expert, Shawn Kyles, wrote an article addressed to homeowners about the need for regular inspection with a concrete slab foundation. The building inspection expert also pointed out several specific problems which can occur with slab foundations as opposed to other types of home foundations. Mr. Kyles has inspected over 15,000 structures for damage in his career as a safety inspector.

The company has dealt with foundation problems and foundation inspection for over 10 years. Mr. Kyles pointed out that slab foundations are very commonly used, as they are sturdy and relatively inexpensive. Because of this, Mr. Kyles wrote the recent article on slab foundations, aiming to give homeowners more data on what one consists of and some data they will need in keeping one repaired. The full text of the article can be found here:

http://julianconstruction.com/slab-foundations/

Mr. Kyles stated: “A problem with slab foundations is foundation settlement. Most houses will settle over time. Too much settlement can cause foundation cracks and other structural issues. Soil that hasn’t been compacted properly can increase the amount of settlement and potential for foundation damage causing the need for home foundation repair. If your home was built on a slab foundation, it should be inspected on a regular basis. A foundation repair expert or foundation contractor will know if your foundation is in need of repair and can tell you how much does foundation repair cost. Keeping your foundation in good condition is important. It can help prevent more serious problems causing unnecessary foundation repair costs.”

Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction, stated: “Keeping your home’s foundation in good repair is so important, it’s the first thing we look at when we go to a home with structural problems. And maintaining the foundation will prevent more serious problems from occurring in the future. Always get your home inspected on a regular basis. It’s important for the safety of your home.”

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/