Protect Your Hillside Property with Caissons and Grade Beams

Caissons and Grade Beams

If you own a hillside home in Los Angeles, chances are your property may need home foundation stabilization using caissons and grade beams.

Caissons and grade beams are two popular foundation repair methods for stabilizing hillside homes and for supporting retaining walls.

Caissons and grade beams support the home’s foundation by adding new concrete and reinforced steel rebar deep into a shaft hole.

Next, these support systems are directed into the holes by drilling through the soil and rock layers all the way until they’ve hit the preferred bedrock surface.

Caissons and grade beams create a permanent surface that both protects the excavation process and safeguards the workers from water pressure and soil collapse while foundation work is being done.

Caissons and Grade Beams Explained

The types of caissons used vary depending on the foundation and the soil. Typically, caissons are made of timber, steel, or concrete.

Grade beams are used to maintain structural weight loads with little bowing. These reinforced concrete systems help distribute load bearing points, which are supported by soil or pilings.

Most new construction comes equipped with caissons and grade beams and may be recommended by structural and soil engineers depending on the type of property and its foundation.

These structural systems help support a home from heavy, concentrated loads and can prevent foundation slide.

Caissons and grade beams can be used as structural foundation support systems for all types of homes but are more commonly recommended for hillside homes with poor soil conditions.

If you think your home is in need of caisson and grade beam foundation support, 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 call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form. 

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