Does Your Home Need Foundation Underpinning?

Posted October 23, 2020, under Blog

Foundation underpinning is a type of foundation repair that is used to deepen the foundation.

This is typically done when there has been foundation degradation or when the soil beneath the home is sub-standard and the foundation needs to be strengthened in order to protect the structural integrity of the property.

When a home’s foundation begins to settle at an uneven rate, this can cause damage throughout the property.

Settlement issues can lead to cracks in the walls and flooring, drainage issues in or around the home, and eventually structural failure.

Not only will foundation settlement impact the value of the home, foundation failure can pose major safety issues to those who reside there.

Luckily, if you have your foundation inspected at the first signs of deterioration, foundation underpinning can be used as an affordable repair method to reinforce the foundation of your home, and add value to the property.

Underpinning Uses:

  • Improve weak soil conditions.
  • Raise settled foundations or slabs.
  • Stabilize sinkhole conditions.
  • Treat expansive or collapsible soil.

Different types of foundation styles require different methods of repair — check out the different types of underpinning methods below:

Slab Piers: These are used for homes or other structures with concrete foundations. Slab piers work best for lifting home foundation slabs and garage slabs.

Push Piers: These are an adjustable solution that work for lifting slabs and foundations that have settled at an uneven rate. Piers are installed both interiorly and exteriorly and are applied across the foundations.

Resistance Piers: When you need a mechanism to drive deep into the soil to support the foundation, resistance piers are the strongest and deepest diving solution for underpinning.

Helical Piers: These provide extra stability in the foundation underpinning process. These piers work best for lighter loads and properties in unstable rock conditions.

Concrete Piers: These provide long-term strength and stability to a foundation and are an excellent option for repairing foundations and preventing future settlement.

If you believe your home may be in need of foundation repair or underpinning, contact Julian Construction today.

At Julian Construction, we’ll conduct a free home 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.

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