House Leveling – What You Need to Know
No matter what type of home you own, houses settle over time which can cause the floors to slope or appear uneven. When this occurs, house leveling is needed to restore the floors and to repair the home’s foundation.
House leveling is typically done when a home’s foundation has settled unevenly. Settlement can be caused by more than just the age of the house, it can occur when the soil beneath the foundation has not been compacted properly or the soil is suffering from excessive moisture or dryness.
The problem with sloping floors is that when this occurs the home can eventually slide off of its foundation … especially during the intense shaking of an earthquake.
If you think your home may need house leveling, it’s important to speak with a professional foundation expert.
A foundation repair company, like Julian Construction, will typically send over one of their foundation repair experts to inspect the property and to determine the best route for repair.
When house leveling is suggested, this method typically begins by inserting beams under your home that are supported by jacks. These jacks vary in size and are used to slowly raise the foundation until the house has been leveled. Piers are added to the foundation to maintain its new height and to add extra support to the structure.
Helical piers are commonly used because they work in all types of soil and are quickly installed, while having minimal impact to the property’s landscape.
Sometimes house leveling can take a few days or weeks to finish, depending on the size and weight of the house, to prevent the drywall and plaster from cracking.
House leveling is an important foundation repair method, especially when it comes to avoiding complete foundation replacement (which can be much more costly and time consuming to execute).
Of course, the best way to prevent costly repairs is to have your home inspected at the first signs of damage.
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.