As a homeowner in the greater Los Angeles area, you may already be aware that the soil composition in our region, our alternating rainy-then-dry seasons, as well as our frequent earthquakes, often lead to serious structural problems in a home’s foundation.  Moreover, foundations of older homes are especially vulnerable to moisture, soil settlement, and seismic activity and can threaten the structure’s stability and in turn, the health and safety of its inhabitants.  If your home’s floors are sagging or sloping, or if your ceilings, walls, or floors are leaning or cracking, your foundation may be in serious trouble!  At that point, you may be asking yourself the following questions:

Can you replace the foundation of a house?

Yes, indeed, replacing a deteriorating foundation can give your home a fresh start and all the support it needs!  During a foundation replacement, the home is supported such that the soil around the structure can be excavated, the old foundation broken down and removed, and new concrete is poured and allowed to dry and “cure”.  This type of work must be undertaken by experts such Weinstein Construction as it is by no means a simple job, and if it is not done right, can severely damage the home above.  The good news is that Weinstein Construction’s engineers and crews have over 45 years of experience with full or partial foundation replacement!  Once this work is done, your home will have the support it needs to protect you and your family!

What does it cost to replace a foundation?

Replacing a foundation under an existing house is a job for knowledgeable specialists.  However, the cost of temporarily shoring up a house and replacing its foundation is actually more affordable than you may initially think, and generally runs about 10% of the value of the home.  What is always true, is that foundation replacement costs are always less than the cost of repairing damage to your home that occurs if you don’t maintain your foundation.  Fortunately, Weinstein’s crew are experts at helping homeowners diagnose and solve foundation issues.  We always work with homeowners to find the best and most affordable methods to replace a damaged foundation while the occupants are still living at the home!

How long does it take to replace a foundation?

Typically, replacing a small home’s foundation may take a week or so, while a large home’s foundation may take a few weeks.  While it’s difficult to estimate the time to replace a foundation without seeing the home, the best thing you can do is give the foundation experts at Weinstein a call and have them inspect your home’s foundation and give you a free, no obligation cost and time estimate to do this work!


All owners of old homes should inspect their foundations!  The professionals at Weinstein Construction are foundation experts so call Weinstein Construction today at (800) 862-6582 for a free inspection and review of all your foundation needs.