Wall Cracks in a Home are Potentially a Much Bigger Problem

Posted January 5, 2015, under Blog

Foundation Inspector Warns Homeowners to Be Wary of Cracks on Walls in a Home

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction (julianconstruction.com/), a foundation repair, foundation construction, and general contractor company serving the Los Angeles area, is advising homeowners to be on the watch for cracks in the walls and ceiling of a home. Certain cracks are indicative of a problem in the home’s foundation, an issue which can cause further damage to the home’s structure. If any cracks are present in the walls or ceiling of a home, the company advises the owner to contact a foundation repair specialist at once to inspect the structure and determine the cause.


Shawn Kyles, partner in Julian Construction, is a professional building inspector, having inspected over 16,500 homes over the course of his career. He stated: “Look for cracks on interior and exterior wells, as well as cracks in ceilings. Also check your roof for buckled or missing shingles or tiles, and any other evidence of misalignment. If drywall tape has ripped, or is buckling or pulling away from the wall, have your home inspected by a professional foundation repair expert. Also check for cracks or damage on both sides of a foundation crawlspace. You will typically see vertical cracks in walls made of concrete. If the cracks are horizontal or have a stair-like appearance, the real problem may be your foundation and concrete foundation repair will be needed.”

Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “You should not ignore cracks or other imperfections on the ceiling or walls of your home. When you see that, you should call someone. When it is caused by a foundation problem, then if you know you can do something about it. Ignoring this and letting the problem get worse will cause much bigger damages down the line. These can threaten the safety of a home. You should be prepared for this with all the necessary foundation repairs. That’s what we’re here for.”

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com.

A video about Julian and about foundation repair Los Angeles, can be seen here:

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