Winter Weather and Foundation Damage: How to Prevent It
The winter season brings cooler temps and wetter conditions. And while it doesn’t rain frequently in Southern California when it does … it tends to downpour. So, what does that do to your foundation?
There are numerous ways in which rain can damage a foundation, but if you know how to spot foundation wear and tear early on, you’ll save yourself lots of trouble and financial stress.
How to Prevent Foundation Damage:
Clear Pooling Water: Water that pools or ponds near a structure may seem harmless, but in fact this standing water can cause major damage to your foundation. When water is stagnant, it slowly seeps into the ground and into the foundation. This is why it’s so important to have a proper drainage system in place that allows for water to flow away from the home which prevents it from ponding.
Waterproof the foundation: Before the winter season, sealing cracks and holes can help waterproof your foundation. Waterproofing techniques can be done on the interior and the exterior of the foundation wall.
Clear Gutters: Gutters are an essential system in your home that help move rainwater away from a house’s roof and the foundation. Leaves and debris can clog these systems, which in turn can lead to foundation damage. Clogged or damaged gutters can leak water onto the structure which can deteriorate the exterior walls of the foundation.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, 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 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.