Hawthorne, California Services

Hawthorne, California Residential Repair Specialists

Weinstein Construction is a family-owned and operated business with over 45 years of experience in California and the Hawthorne area and we are located right in the heart of “Earthquake Country,” the San Fernando Valley! Established in 1977 by its owner and president, Itzcik Weinstein, who himself is a local homeowner, as well as husband, father, and a general contractor to residents of the greater Los Angeles region.

Hawthorne homes experience frequent foundation damage because the soil under such homes often consists of soft clay that expands during our rainy season and contracts during the dry season.  This soil expansion and contraction, as well as water intrusion, causes concrete foundations to lift, slide, become brittle, and crack.  Moreover, the power of seismic activity – even a small earthquake – can often cause big foundation issues.

Before homeowners start searching for “foundation repair in Hawthorne” or “foundation repair specialist near me”, they should also know that not all foundation repair contractors are created equal, and some are unlicensed, untrustworthy, or don’t know what they are doing.  That’s why Hawthorne homeowners can take comfort in the fact that the foundation repairing specialists at Weinstein Construction are foundation repair experts in diagnosing and repairing foundation damage and helping homeowners take care of all of their foundation needs!  Weinstein Construction has the right skills, tools, and methodologies to do the job right every time, and at an affordable price!

Mold, mildew, fungus, and rot, what do they all have in common? They have all become the subject of nightmares for some unlucky homeowners in Hawthorne! The problem is very simple, which is to say that the organic matter that our homes our made out of (e.g., plywood, fiberboard, chipboard, and framing lumber), when exposed to warm, humid air, provide a perfect environment for mold, mildew, and fungus to grow. This situation is especially damaging when it is happening inside a home’s dirt-lined crawl space, which is that shallow area underneath the home’s first floor. In a word: whatever happens inside the crawl space, gets breathed in by everyone who lives in the home!

The good news is that there’s something that Hawthorne homeowners can do about this situation and crawl space encapsulation. There’s an easy fix! Weinstein Construction’s crawl space encapsulation specialists have been designing and installing innovative and affordable crawl space systems since 1977! All our crawl space systems are tailored to our clients’ needs!

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Soft Story retrofitting is becoming increasingly more important for commercial property owners to be aware of. With Soft Story structures, the ground level area typically contains large open spaces that can found in apartment buildings, office complexes, and even homes. These Soft Stories lack the structural stability needed to withstand an earthquake, or other significant natural disaster, making Hawthorne Soft Story retrofitting an effective method to create a strong foundation capable of supporting these incidents.

Structural Soft Story issues occur when the lower part of a building has less lateral support than the upper floors. Weinstein Construction provides excellent Hawthorne Soft Story retrofit services to strengthen these structures to withstand seismic activity. Putting Soft Story retrofit into practice is essential for keep Soft Story buildings from completely collapsing during heavy shaking activities by reinforcing their floors, walls, and foundations. Not only does Soft Story retrofit increase safety, but it also increases the resale value of your property.

Now is the time for owners of such properties to prepare for the very imminent threat of earthquake damage by scheduling a free inspection of their Soft-Story structure by the Soft Story retrofit specialists at Weinstein Construction, Hawthorne’s Soft Story retrofit specialists!

Owners of condominiums and residential apartment buildings in the City of Hawthorne should turn their attention to California SB 721 and SB 326 laws, which mandate safety inspections at both types of buildings. While the two laws for Balcony Inspections are similar, they are not identical. California SB 721 (commercial apartment buildings) requires a safety inspection by January 1, 2025, and then at least every six years, while California SB 326 (condominiums or multi-family housing controlled by Condominium Associations) requires condos to complete a safety Balcony Inspection by January 1, 2025, and then at least every nine years.

Both laws mandate that safety inspections are performed by a licensed architect, civil or structural engineer, or a licensed building contractor, and such inspections must evaluate the structural integrity and waterproofing of the building’s various Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs). Those inspections that uncover urgent safety threats will require immediate remediation of the threats, while those issues that are not urgent, can be remediated as per a timeline (in the case of apartment buildings) or at the condo board’s discretion as to timing (in the case of condominiums).

Property owners would be wise to consider that although the compliance deadline is not for a while yet, it is inescapable that with so many thousands of buildings that must undergo inspection in the greater Los Angeles region, the small number of competent inspectors will struggle to fill the ever-growing need for Hawthorne  balcony inspections and repair efforts. As is always the case, the closer we get to the compliance deadline, the more expensive Hawthorne Balcony Inspections (and remediation) will become, and the harder it will be to schedule inspections and work. Why not take advantage of early-bird pricing?



Hawthorne, California and
Greater Los Angeles Service Areas | WEINSTEIN CONSTRUCTION


Jack Dunbar Weinstein Construction Review 2

Weinstein Construction redid my foundation and retaining wall and I’m very happy with the work!

Mr. Allen
Donald Borg Weinstein Construction Review

We had our basement retrofitted. Very courteous to us, very attentive. I was very impressed with the people who came to do the job. They were polite, well dressed, and really seemed to know what they were doing. We feel a lot safer now than we would have otherwise.

Donald Borg

We had used Weinstein to earthquake retrofit our house. First, my intention was to do it myself, but we got a very nice sales rep over and he went through the whole procedure and by putting a thought into I concluded that it was not worth it for me to spend 14 days under the house. They came out, a top professional crew, they did it in a day, and we really loved what they did.

Yorkin Schwar

We are pleased with the results. The people were on time, they were neat, clean, and even the “big boss” was very nice and accommodating, so we’re happy with the services.

Tom and Judy Fogle

I was very happy. Very clean job. Very satisfied, and I recommend it to everybody.

Eddie Levin

We had our house retrofitted. Immediately we noticed the stability of it, even when we walked the house. Now it’s so much better and it’s stabilized, we’re very confident. It went very well and we’re very pleased.

The Reverend Jess Palmer
rabii lipsker

They did a great job, they were on time, clean, and the price was right. I recommend you do the same.

Rabbi Lipskier

House was built in 1933. They did the right job, they did a very good job and we’re very happy with the results. I recommend them.

Michael Ingbar


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