Changing Soil Conditions: Why Your Home Foundation Should Be Inspected Regularly
Did you know that the soil conditions around your home can affect the structural integrity of the property?
One of the most common causes of foundation problems is settlement. Settlement occurs when the home’s foundation has sunken deeper into the soil it was built upon at an uneven rate.
“A foundation can settle (move downward) into the soil beneath it,” explains Julian Construction founder Julian De La Torre. “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.”
If you’ve noticed some signs of foundation damage and/or settlement around your home, it’s crucial to get your property inspected by a foundation specialist as soon as possible. A foundation specialist can tell you after the inspection what level of damage you are dealing with and prevent any serious threats of safety and structure with non-invasive repairs.
If you own a home in Los Angeles or its surrounding areas, it’s important to become familiar with the different types of soil in your area and the type of foundation your home has.
“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,” De La Torre says.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, house leveling, foundation replacement and/or earthquake retrofitting, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.
We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!
Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building and maintaining foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.
When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.
And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.
Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.