Do You Need Foundation Replacement or Foundation Repair?
Oftentimes, older homes in Los Angeles need some form of foundation repair or foundation replacement.
Foundation replacement typically occurs when foundation issues have been neglected and persisted without the needed restorations.
A full foundation replacement can be a complicated process which is dictated by the size of the property, the location of the structure, and the extent of damage.
Luckily, total foundation replacement can be avoided if a foundation is repaired at the first signs of damage and deterioration.
As a homeowner in Los Angeles, it’s important that you understand the signs of foundation damage and get the needed repairs before foundation failure occurs.
Foundations can fail for several reasons. Bad design, poor soil conditions, and moisture are some of the more common causes that when left unchecked and unrepaired, can lead to foundation instability and collapse.
Examples of poorly designed foundations include inadequate support and reinforcement, cement that hasn’t been cured correctly, and a foundation structure that is too thin to support the property.
When it comes to poor soil conditions this typically involves homes that were constructed on soil that expands when it’s wet and contracts when it dries.
Homes that are suffering foundation damage from too much moisture typically come from plumbing leaks and poor drainage in and around the property.
Nevertheless, no matter what the cause of foundation damage is (design, soil, or moisture) the result is foundation settlement.
Signs that your foundation is settling at an uneven rate include wall cracks, sloping floors, and doors and windows that stick or will not open and close correctly.
As a homeowner, replacing the total foundation is the worst-case scenario. This is an extremely costly and time-consuming process that can ultimately be avoided with regular home inspections.
If you’ve noticed any signs of foundation damage around your home, contact a foundation contractor – like Julian Construction – and schedule a home foundation inspection right away.
At Julian Construction, we’ll conduct a free foundation inspection for you, complete 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 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 call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.