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19 July

Why Does a Concrete Foundation Crack?

2021-07-12T10:26:01-07:00

Here’s what we know about concrete! There are two things you know for sure about concrete:  it will be hard, and it will crack!   Cracks in concrete foundations and walls are fairly common.  Some cracks are the result of “shrinkage” of the concrete that is a normal part of the concrete’s curing process, and in such cases, the cracks will not pose a structural concern [...]

Why Does a Concrete Foundation Crack?2021-07-12T10:26:01-07:00
15 July

3 Important Recommendations for homeowners & commercial property owners!

2021-07-15T14:06:06-07:00

Retaining walls and caissons can protect Los Angeles homes and commercial properties, especially those built on a steep slope, from damage caused by soil erosion and collapse due to mudslides, landslides, and earthquakes. Los Angeles homeowners and commercial property owners know that their buildings, especially those built on a steep hillside, are vulnerable to damage from destructive natural forces such as mudslides, landslides, and earthquake [...]

3 Important Recommendations for homeowners & commercial property owners!2021-07-15T14:06:06-07:00
9 July

What lessons can we learn from the Miami Condo Building Collapse?

2021-07-12T10:16:44-07:00

By now we have all heard about the horrific collapse of the Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in the Miami, Florida suburb of Surfside. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as well as the many families who have lost everything due to that tragedy. The tragedy leaves many of us asking, what could have caused such a collapse? What [...]

What lessons can we learn from the Miami Condo Building Collapse?2021-07-12T10:16:44-07:00
4 July

Top-10 Fun Q&A’s About Your Home’s Crawl Space and Basement!

2021-06-21T10:26:00-07:00

What is a crawl space? A crawl space is a shallow, unfinished space beneath the first floor of a home, or under the roof of a structure.  The crawl space typically provides access to plumbing or wiring. Why is my home’s crawl space so humid? When a home’s crawl space is vented and has exposed soil, groundwater and rainwater seeps into the soil, continuously releasing [...]

Top-10 Fun Q&A’s About Your Home’s Crawl Space and Basement!2021-06-21T10:26:00-07:00
28 June

Myths and Facts about Foundation Cracks Repair and Replacement!

2021-06-21T10:16:39-07:00

When it comes to foundation cracks repair and foundation replacement in Los Angeles, it’s important to separate fact from fiction!   Let’s start! (1) Foundation problems are not common in Los Angeles Oh no, this is definitely a myth that we need to bust right now!  Homes in Los Angeles typically have foundations that are built on soft clay soil that expands during our rainy season [...]

Myths and Facts about Foundation Cracks Repair and Replacement!2021-06-21T10:16:39-07:00
21 June

What should I do about Efflorescence in Crawl Space / Basement Walls?

2021-06-21T10:02:08-07:00

What is Efflorescence? At Weinstein Construction, we get many calls every month from homeowners who are disturbed to find weird and ugly stains that ooze, flake, and peel off their unfinished basement walls or grow inside the surfaces of their crawl spaces.  The worry, of course, is whether or not these “petri dish” stains are harmful mold and mildew that destroy air quality and bring [...]

What should I do about Efflorescence in Crawl Space / Basement Walls?2021-06-21T10:02:08-07:00
10 June

Modern caissons technology can save your property when an earthquake hits!

2021-06-01T16:34:38-07:00

What are caissons? Caissons and caisson shoring are a type of deep foundation that is used to protect and support a home or commercial building.  Caissons are incredibly important in the construction of buildings in the Greater Los Angeles area, which is known for violent earthquakes.  In Los Angeles, even moderate seismic activity can literally toss a structure off its foundation, and this is why [...]

Modern caissons technology can save your property when an earthquake hits!2021-06-01T16:34:38-07:00
7 June

Homeowners discover that foundation repair costs can be quite economical!

2021-06-01T16:26:07-07:00

Are foundation failures common? So many of Weinstein Construction’s clients find themselves in front of their computers Googling, “foundation repair near me” because they have just found out that their foundation has an issue that must be addressed.  Sadly, foundation failures are a common occurrence, especially in the Los Angeles area, where the unique soil we build our homes on makes foundations vulnerable to subsidence [...]

Homeowners discover that foundation repair costs can be quite economical!2021-06-01T16:26:07-07:00
2 June

The importance of the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (“HCIDLA”)

2021-05-27T07:19:09-07:00

In some of our previous blogs (see links at the end of this page) we discussed the requirements of the City of Los Angeles’ Soft Story Retrofit Program and the function of the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (“LADBS”).  In this blog we discuss the important role of the City’s Housing and Community Investment Department (“HCIDLA”). The Role of the HCIDLA [...]

The importance of the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (“HCIDLA”)2021-05-27T07:19:09-07:00
27 May

The important function of the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (“LADBS”)

2021-05-27T07:13:38-07:00

In some of our previous blogs (see links at the end of this page) we discussed the requirements of the City of Los Angeles’ Soft Story Retrofit Program, which identified buildings vulnerable to structural failure both during and after an earthquake.  In this new blog, we discuss the important function of the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (“LADBS”), which administers compliance [...]

The important function of the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (“LADBS”)2021-05-27T07:13:38-07:00
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