The purpose of a foundation is to support and spread the weight of the structure that sits on top of it. A foundation can become damaged due to poor soil conditions, moisture and foliage. Foundation problems can cause a house to fall out of level (parts of the foundation are lower or higher than others). This can cause cracks in walls, “soft” spots in floors, doors and windows that stick, bowed walls, and of course sloping floors.
The house leveling process varies depending on the type of foundation, but generally, the technician will go beneath the house and work section-by-section raising the house with a hydraulic or screw jack and inserting shims (thin pieces of wood or metal) to adjust the level of each area. When they’re done, you will have a straighter, stronger, more stable home and can then fix any cosmetic issues that were caused by the house not being level.
Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction, stated: “Many people who have non-level floors in their home, just live with the problem for years or decades. A floor that is not level can be made level, improving the quality of life for all the residents of that home. An inspection by a foundation specialist can tell you what can be done and what the expense will be. Often the expense is less than you might think, or financing can help.”
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/