Slab Foundation Damage Explained
Was your home built using a slab foundation?
Slab foundations are an extremely common type of home foundation in Southern California, namely because they are sturdy and relatively inexpensive to construct.
If your home was built with a slab foundation, it’s important that all repairs and inspections are up to date, because when issues are neglected, this can lead to more expensive foundation repair down the road.
One of the major issues affecting slab foundations is settlement. Most houses will settle over time, and when too much settlement occurs this can cause foundation cracks and other structural issues.
A major contribution of excessive settlement is poorly compacted soil. When a slab foundation is resting on soil that hasn’t been compacted properly, this can increase the amount of settlement and the potential for foundation damage.
If your home was built on a slab foundation, it should be inspected on a regular basis to prevent serious foundation issues. A foundation contractor will know if your foundation is in need of repair after conducting an inspection of the structure, and can tell you how much your foundation repair will cost.
“Keeping your foundation in good condition is important,” says Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction. “It can help prevent more serious problems causing unnecessary foundation repair costs.”
Adding, “In fact, keeping your home’s foundation in good repair is so important, it’s the first thing we look at when we go to a home with structural problems. And maintaining the foundation will prevent more serious problems from occurring in the future. Try to get your foundation inspected on a regular basis. It’s important for the safety of your home.”
If you’ve noticed any of the following warning signs listed below, it’s important to have a foundation specialist company, like Julian Construction, conduct a thorough inspection.
Warning signs of foundation issues:
- Cracked interior walls and exterior walls.
- Basement leaks or pooling water.
- Cracks in ceilings, floors, or floor tiles.
- Uneven and/or sloping floors.
- Doors and windows that stick or that have trouble opening.
- Cracked fireplace chimney and/or mantle.
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.