What Winter Weather Means for Your Foundation

Posted November 6, 2020, under Blog

With every new season, comes a few new issues for homeowners. Which is why protecting your home foundation in various types of weather will help maintain its structural integrity and cut down on frequent repairs.

As the weather gets cooler and wetter in California, this increases the risks of foundation cracking and mold. One way to protect your property from these issues is to have a proper drainage system in place that surrounds your home – preventing water accumulation and flooding during rainy weather.

In addition to installing a proper drainage system, it’s important that you monitor your property for any signs of drainage problems – which can pose a costly threat to your home’s foundation.

If you own a home in California, keep an eye out for the following …

  • Water pooling in the front or back yard.
  • Rainwater accumulating on the rooftop.
  • Moisture seeping into the house.
  • Foundation cracks on the interior or exterior of your home.
  • Mold, mildew, or a dusty smell.

Foundation damage can occur when water has penetrated the soil underneath the property – this causes the soil beneath the foundation to expand and lift, which can result in foundation cracks.

And if foundation cracks are already present, water can make these cracks even larger and more damaging.

If water is not draining properly in or around your home, and pooling near the house, your home is at risk of foundation deterioration – and the worse it gets, the more costly the repairs will be.

If you suspect you have a problem or you have noticed any of the signs above of drainage issues, it’s important to get your foundation inspected right away.

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.



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