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Foundation Repair

When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Home’s Foundation

When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Home’s Foundation

If you are a typical LA homeowner, you never think about your home’s foundation.  In fact, for most homeowners, the first time they pay attention to their home’s foundation is when their floors and walls are cracking, or when they are trying to sell the property and their buyer’s home inspector gives them the bad news that their foundation is damaged! Are foundation failures common? Yes, indeed, they are a…

Your Home May Be Slowly Sinking And Tearing Apart!

Your Home May Be Slowly Sinking And Tearing Apart!

For most homeowners, their home is their most valuable investment.  And yet so few homeowners are aware that their LA-built homes are constructed on shifting soil that doesn’t fare well under frequent earthquake activity.  It is imperative that LA homeowners remain vigilant and have a periodic, professional evaluation of their home to determine whether or not this most valuable property is in fact sinking or settling under its own weight. …

Damaged Home Foundations Are Seriously Dangerous

Damaged Home Foundations Are Seriously Dangerous

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…

Is your home built pre-1950S – you should definitely read this blog

Is your home built pre-1950S – you should definitely read this blog

Homes sit on top of foundations! The concept of building a home on top of a foundation has not changed in 100 or more years.  In fact, most homes in Los Angeles have been built on foundations whose job it is to keep the home safe from harm when a natural disaster hits, for example a flood, landslide, or earthquake. Modern foundations are made out of concrete which is mixed…

How to Keep Your Crawl Space Clean and Moisture Free

How to Keep Your Crawl Space Clean and Moisture Free

“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” — Hebrew proverb Crawl Space Cleaning Tips Keeping your home’s crawl space clean is good for you and your family’s health. Dirt, mold and pest droppings from a dirty crawl space get into the home’s air, especially if you have ductwork running through it. Hiring a pro for crawl space cleaning is a good move if you’ve got moisture buildup, a settling foundation, insulation issues,…

How to Prepare Your Home Before an Earthquake Hits

How to Prepare Your Home Before an Earthquake Hits

Earthquakes are a natural disaster that can be very destructive.  There are several steps that you can take to prepare both you and your home in order to minimize the injuries and damage. Planning Steps Identify the best place indoors to take cover when the earthquake hits.  Discuss with family members so that everyone knows areas in the house to avoid.  As well as the best places to seek cover…

Understanding Foundation Repairs: Learn the Differences So You Can Make an Informed Choice

Understanding Foundation Repairs: Learn the Differences So You Can Make an Informed Choice

Your home has all of the clues that it needs a foundation repair, the cracks, the doors and windows that are hard top open, nails are popping through the walls or maybe the floor is not level anymore.  It is time to call a residential foundation repair specialist to determine if it is a minor repair or if it is going to need a larger foundation repair. There are different…

What to Look for in a Foundation Contractor

What to Look for in a Foundation Contractor

Your home is one of your biggest assets.  Which is why choosing a knowledgeable and reliable foundation contractor is of the most importance.  It is not only picking the contractor that seems friendly at first interaction, there are many factors that should go into making an informed decision. How Many Years in Business? The first thing to check into is experience.  A contractor that has considerable years in the business…

When Do I Need to Get My Foundation Repaired?

When Do I Need to Get My Foundation Repaired?

As a homeowner it may be hard to determine when the small cracks in your home are in fact more than just small little imperfections.  It could mean that it is time to have a professional residential foundation repair specialist come in and fix a larger issue. Is it A Foundation Problem? The first question with a crack is it just the house settling with age.  The weather can change…

How Residential Foundation Repair Could Solve Your Countless House Related Problems

How Residential Foundation Repair Could Solve Your Countless House Related Problems

When your structure goes wrong it could invite a series of other problems. It could be a foundation issue, a drainage problem in the basement or erosion related problems if you reside in the hillside or the beach areas, whichever it is, the longer you wait the worse it may become. Timely residential foundation repair could save you a fortune and keep the home safe. Periodic assessment of your basement…