FOUNDATION REPAIR Contractors in Los Angeles
If you are asking, “Are there foundation companies near me?” or “Are there foundation repair contractors near me?” then YES! you came to the right place! Building strong foundations is our business and the professionals at Weinstein Construction have been repairing foundations in the Los Angeles area for over 40 years. We understand the stability and structure of your home is extremely important. And, we understand every home and every foundation concern is unique. We are able to diagnose every type of crack in a foundation and offer you an affordable cost of foundation repair, personalized to your home!
The cost of foundation repair doesn’t have to be expensive! We offer free, no-obligation inspections and assessments that don’t just diagnose symptoms, but rather truly get to the root cause of your home’s structural problems.
DOES YOUR FOUNDATION SUFFER FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WARNING SIGNS OF FOUNDATION PROBLEMS?
- Cracked interior walls
- Basement leaks
- Cracks in ceilings, floor or floor tiles
- Visible exterior cracks
- Uneven and/or sloping floors
- Sticky doors and windows or cracks in window frames
- Squeaking floors or
- Cracked fireplace chimney and/or mantle.
IF SO, YOUR HOME MIGHT REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:
- Home foundation repair
- Basement / foundation leak repair
- Basement wall crack repair
- Wall repair
- Wet basement repair
Earthquakes and foundation settlement can cause serious wall separation
As estate owners in the region understand all too well, soil composition and frequent earthquakes in Los Angeles can lead to endless foundation and structural problems. It’s essential to fix structural issues when they occur. Otherwise, frequent tumblers and soil erosion can cause minor foundation cracks to become major structural problems — in a hurry. Weinstein Construction’s foundation repair contractors can help!
Weinstein is committed to offering foundation repair services that exceed expectations and safeguard your property. As part of the Supportworks network, we have access to best-in-class products for foundation and concrete repair and protection. Thankfully, most foundation problems can be repaired using the latest technology and techniques.
In fact, in many cases, your home’s foundation can be stabilized permanently, so you can restore your home’s value along with your peace of mind. Fixing foundation cracks sooner, rather than later, will maintain your property’s integrity. When the time comes to sell, nobody wants to purchase a property with structural problems! Our foundation repair specialists will guide you through every step of the repair process. We are committed to finding you a lasting solution, no matter how big or small the problem may seem.
Strong pier support is crucial for homes with raised foundations. Each footing holds up a side of the home but offers minimal support towards the center of the home. Moreover, weakened pier support may sink or even cause a home’s center to crack. Using wood posts, Weinstein Construction’s foundation repair contractors can attach beams to your concrete piers and securely position them into the ground.
Sunken concrete turned the driveway of this Los Angeles estate into a tripping hazard.
When the problem isn’t your foundation, sunken concrete slabs around your estate can cause cracks and tripping hazards. Not only does sinking concrete create hazard to your property for tourists, it also does not look particularly appealing. Weinstein Construction can use the PolyLevel technique to conduct concrete lifting and leveling services to fix your patio, sidewalk, warehouse floor, airport, runway, driveway, pool deck or garage.
PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected under a concrete slab into the floor. This powerful foam extends and lifts concrete back to its initial place. PolyLevel is lightweight and environmentally friendly, so no complications will be created down the line!
We can also assist with a multitude of concrete repairs, including seawall and bulkhead repair, along with our commercial foundation repair and concrete lifting services. Contact Weinstein Construction Repair today for a free, no-obligation estimate.
CONCRETE PADS UNDER FOOTING
Each side of a house is held to the ground using footing. Concrete pads under such footing refers to the concrete that is poured beneath the footing of the foundation that is already in the dirt. Because water seeps into the dirt, it can add to the wear and tear that every house endures over time. As a result, the footing can start to lose its grasp of the foundation and can slowly shift, breaking apart over time. Maintaining strong concrete pads under a home’s footing is the ultimate protection for the structure’s foundation when it comes to foundation health in “Earthquake Country.”
SISTER WALL FOUNDATION
Sister Wall foundations require the use of skilled professionals and advanced techniques, and Weinstein Construction is uniquely qualified to offer this service because of our experience and technical knowledge. A Sister Wall foundation is a new wall built alongside of an already existing foundation that is failing or needs additional support. Concrete is filled into constructed steel and wall, leaving a safe and secure foundation.
Foundation walls can become weak over time due to settlement. Underpinning is one of the most common techniques used in foundation repair. In this situation, reinforced steel bars are placed deep into the ground to hold up and secure a home’s retaining walls.
Foundation underpinning adds support and stabilization. This is important when there have been structural changes from prior natural movement, shifting, settlement, or seismic activity which damaged the structure.
Once Weinstein Construction’s foundation repair experts determine that replacing your foundation is the right strategy, the following is a general outline of the techniques we can employ on your behalf. Keep in mind that variations are possible, as each home presents a unique set of challenges to be addressed.
- First, we will make sure no further damage can take place. We stop gaps in the floor from spreading, fix cracks to walls and ceilings, and/or remove water and humidity that can settle into cracks in basement floor.
- If it is necessary to lift the house entirely off of the existing foundation, we can do so. However, lifting a foundation is not always required. The structure may need to be elevated so that its burden can be transferred to temporary shoring. Doing so helps ensure that a damaged foundation is no longer bearing weight it cannot sustain.
- Next, we will remove the existing foundation. A comparatively easy task, as many older foundations have not been reinforced with steel.
- Then, we excavate a trench beneath the house to allow for new footing to be made. The depth of this footing can rely upon the scale of the house and the weight of the materials used in its construction.
- At this point, fresh concrete is poured and a new foundation is constructed and is allowed time to dry and “cure” before it is ready to be used.
- Finally, we will use newly-treated lumber as the circumstances dictate, to allow for firm anchoring material for the foundation bolts.
WHEN DO I NEED TO REPLACE MY HOME’S FOUNDATION?
Damages to your home’s foundation can often be repaired using a variety of industry-standard techniques. However, sometimes a house foundation repair is just not possible. There are times where the deterioration to a home’s foundation is so complete and so dangerous, that the value of required repairs exceeds the cost of replacing the foundation. Causes of such a catastrophic scenario range from strong seismic activity to landslides or flooding that may cause a sudden erosion of the soil under the foundation. In other words, in some cases, a foundation simply cannot be repaired.
Warning signs to watch out for as you consider basement leak repair, basement wall repair, or concrete foundation repair:
- Sloping or droopy floors
- Visible ceilings cracks
- Gaps showing between walls and floors
- Walls that lean or bow
- Floor cracks showing
In some situations, a home’s foundation has sustained severe damage and can’t be adequately or cost-effectively repaired. In those cases, replacing the entire foundation is the only way to maintain the strength and sturdiness of a home.
Occasionally, incompetent engineering by foundation companies, shoddy original building practices, or the use of substandard materials can provide the “fatal flaw” that damages a home’s foundation. Fortunately, helping owners diagnose and resolve such issues is where the talented professionals at Weinstein Construction come in! We have the competencies and experience to help you take care of all your foundation needs. We understand foundation repair and replacement and we bring the right tools and methodologies to do the job right, at a reasonable cost!
Common examples of foundation damage include:
- Poorly compacted soil base, causing the foundation to sink or shear
- Large and excessive range of cracks that build over time
- Unusual, substandard, or unsound building materials employed in the original construction (e.g., cheap, low-quality concrete)
- Not allowing the foundation to “cure” for the right period of time, leaving it in a porous and unstable state
- Voids or hollow spots that develop within the foundation
- Extended exposure to water, humidity, or frost
- An interrupted concrete pour which makes an unintentional “joint” within the concrete and
- Using materials such as brick, stone, or un-strengthened masonry.
Keep in mind, some forms of damage and deterioration aren’t visible to the eye! This means there’s very little chance you can detect such damage on your own, without a thorough inspection by a licensed professional. Fortunately, you have Weinstein Construction’s skilled foundation repair contractors to help! All of our professionals are specially trained and experienced in spotting foundation damage and will be able to provide you with your foundation’s “health report.” If repair is required, we will make sure you get the high-quality result that your home’s foundation deserves. Always for a reasonable price!
GIVE WEINSTEIN CONSTRUCTION A CALL TODAY!
Weinstein employs foundation repair contractors you can trust to provide permanent solutions for your home. Give the professionals at Weinstein Construction a call and receive a free, no-obligation inspection of your home’s foundation!