Foundation Replacement – Identifying Warning Signs
Many homes in Los Angeles need foundation repair or foundation replacement. Especially in situations where a property’s foundation has sustained extreme damage, foundation replacement is required in order to maintain the structural integrity and durability of the home.
Foundation Replacement Warning Signs
If you’ve noticed the following indications of foundation damage around your home, it may mean foundation replacement is needed.
- Large cracks, in size and in numbers.
- Poorly compacted soil which has caused the foundation to sink.
- Poor workmanship in the original construction of the home.
- A foundation that’s been made from brick, stone or other masonry that has no reinforcement.
- Hollow spots in the original foundation.
- Low-quality concrete mix use in pouring of the foundation.
If you believe your home is in need of a new foundation, the first step is to have the property inspected by a foundation repair company like Julian Construction.
If the damage is not too extensive, simple foundation repair methods can be used to reinforce the structure. However, if the foundation is beyond repair, a total foundation replacement will be needed to support the weight of the house.
The Foundation Replacement Process
During the replacement process, a foundation repair company will start by shoring up the property. This is done with extreme precision in order to ensure that no damage is done to the house. Next, the old foundation will be removed. A trench is dug underneath the home in order for the new footing to be constructed. New lumbar and anchoring material are added, and steel reinforcement is placed throughout the trench. Finally, concrete is pumped directly into the new system and the foundation is allowed to fully cure before the wooden frames are removed. After 2-3 days the wooden frames are removed, and the home is secured to its new foundation.
While every house is unique, most foundation replacement jobs can be completed in a couple weeks.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, 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 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.