If your foundation is damaged and you are wondering whether or not such damage can be repaired, the answer is often yes! Many foundations can be repaired quite easily if the damage is not too extensive. For example, foundation cracks up to a ¼-inch wide can be filled with epoxy that solidifies and reconnects the two portions of the concrete foundation together. And foundation repair specialists can also increase the foundation’s structural strength by anchoring and sealing in-place steel rods.
What is the first thing I need to know about foundation repair?
The most important thing is for homeowners to catch any foundation issues early on, so that the damage doesn’t spread or get worse. If you catch foundation damage early, you may just need to repair a few cracks and improve the drainage around your house to funnel rainwater away from your property. Such early repairs to a damaged foundation, even a raised foundation, are not very costly, and can be taken care of for about 1% – 3% of the value of the home.
In comparison, waiting for damage to spread to the point where foundation repair is no longer an option can be a very costly mistake, as the cost of completely replacing a foundation can easily run 5% – 10% of the value of the home! In cases of severe damage, replacing the entire foundation is the only way to maintain the strength and sturdiness of a home.
As such, all homeowners should keep in mind that if their home has a damaged foundation, early repairs of minor damage are always going to be quicker and cheaper than waiting for the damage to become more severe.
How important is it to repair a damaged foundation?
Foundation repair in Los Angeles is an important safety issue, as damaged foundations do not do well during mudslides, flooding, or earthquakes. Homeowners who do not repair a damaged foundation can see it fall apart during a strong weather event or earthquake, which can cause the home above to slide off its concrete slab and become a “total loss”!
Where can I get help in repairing my home’s foundation?
The talented professionals at Weinstein Construction are specialists in Los Angeles foundation repair and foundation replacement. Our experienced specialists can help homeowners diagnose and resolve damage to foundations resulting from incompetent engineering, shoddy building practices, and the harmful effects of time, weather, and seismic activity. Weinstein Construction has the competency and experience to help take care of all your foundation needs, and we bring the right tools and methodologies to do the job right, at a reasonable cost!
Weinstein Construction’s Los Angeles foundation repair crews will have the right solution for you! Call Angela today at (800) 862-6582 for a free inspection and review of your home’s foundation! We also offer complete foundation replacement, as well as basement foundation waterproofing, leaky basement repair, foundation cracks repair, and basement waterproofing. Moreover, Weinstein Construction professionals can also design and install French drain and drainage mitigation systems!