Is Your Home Structurally Unsound? If You’ve Neglected Home Repairs, It Might Be

Posted May 2, 2022, under Blog

The responsibility of owning a home comes with a never-ending battle of home maintenance and home repairs.

As a homeowner, putting off home repairs – especially foundation repair — can come at big cost. Not only can this contribute to worsening damage, this can lead to major shifts in your home’s foundation and create a structurally unsafe dwelling.

“Approximately 1 in 5 homeowners put off making repairs,” notes Julian Construction founder, Julian De La Torre. “Remember that waiting to fix problems often results in more significant damage and escalated costs.”

Not only can postponing these repairs lead to accelerated costs down the load, this can also impact the actual safety of those who reside there.

“The safety of your family is also at stake,” De La Torre explains. “When foundation problems are ignored, the building’s structural integrity becomes increasingly compromised. During an earthquake, there is a greater chance of the home shifting off of its foundation. Even minor seismic activity could lead to a wall or roof collapse depending on the severity of the foundation problem.”

Foundation issues can also lead to a number of problems around your home – most notably, problems with your foundation can create sloping or uneven floors, walls that pull away from their connections, cracking in the interiors and exterior of your home, and a much greater risk of total destruction in the event of a large earthquake.

“The tendency can be for some to put these home repairs off, but the people we’ve talked to who keep up their repairs don’t have these problems,” De La Torre notes. “If your home is fully repaired then you have the peace of mind knowing your home is safe. Because such things will have to be handled eventually, it is far better to address them early before they develop into more serious problems.”

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.




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