Foundation underpinning is a process used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing to take purchase on more supportive soil.
Settlement is one of the biggest sources of home foundation issues. Base support is a method used to figure out sub-standard soil conditions, which cause settlement, to reinforce the current base. Foundation damage can range from minor problems such as cracks and drainage problems to larger baseline failures.
Some of the causes of settlement include insufficient soils, poor soil compaction, leaky soil infrastructure and drainage issues, rotting products, over-saturated soils or over-dry soils.
Not only will foundation issues make your home less secure for those who live there, these issues have a huge impact on the value of the house.
Due to the variety of climate conditions in Los Angeles, the settlement of foundations is a huge issue; and one that should not be overlooked.
Many underlying methods are available for the foundation contractor to be used in the event of a foundation settlement or failure of the foundation.
Weinstein Construction works with structural engineers to design foundation-based systems that are unique to every home they inspect and to the basic needs of the property.
Some of the most common types of foundation underpinning are caissons, which are steel reinforced concrete piles and grade beams, which are steel concrete beams that are installed below grade level.
After inspection by a foundation repair company, such as Weinstein Construction, the extent of damage to the foundation and the repair options available will be determined and diagnosed.
Installing underpinning pads is an excellent way to reinforce a specific area of the foundation without having to replace the entire system when a total foundation replacement is not required.
At Weinstein Building, we’re going to help you find the best solution to your foundation issues. First, we will perform a comprehensive home inspection, followed by a thorough consultation. At the conclusion of our chat, we will provide you with a free quote for repairs.
Weinstein Construction, Los Angeles foundation contractors, earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair and foundation replacement experts. Weinstein Construction has inspected more than 75,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local building and safety departments. Over the last thirty years, the company has done more ground repair and earthquake retrofitting in Los Angeles than any other company in the area.