Lake Balboa, California Services

Lake Balboa, California Residential Repair Specialists

Weinstein Construction is a family-owned and operated business with over 45 years of experience in California and the Lake Balboa 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.

Lake Balboa 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 the water intrusion that occurs constantly, 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.  How can homeowners tell if their foundation is experiencing issues?

Here are some clues:

(1) If the home was built 60 or more years ago, its foundation should definitely be inspected for foundation repair issues as in those early “Wild West” days, foundations were fabricated as thin, unreinforced concrete slabs, that were poured on top of unstable, uncompacted soil.  Many such old foundations are today found cracked!

(2) If the home’s finishes (inside or outside) are cracking or warping, or if tiles, plaster walls, or ceilings are buckling or cracking, that says that the home’s foundation is experiencing some very serious issues!

(3) If the home is often humid, that is a sign that moisture is getting in from the outside (e.g., as rainwater) and this can often make a foundation brittle and prone to cracks!

(4) If the home’s molding and baseboards are warping or separating; or floors are sagging, warping, or squeaking; or walls leaning or bowing; or doors and windows are sticking; or counters and cabinets are detaching from walls; all these are serious indicators that the home’s foundation should be inspected by a licensed foundation repair specialist!

Before homeowners start searching for “foundation repair in Lake Balboa” 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 Lake Balboa 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 Lake Balboa! 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. Simply put: 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 Lake Balboa homeowners can do about this situation. 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 be 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 Lake Balboa Soft Story retrofitting an effective method to create a strong foundation capable of resisting such incidents.

Homeowners and owners of “Soft Story” commercial properties know that they have an urgent need to retrofit their buildings to safeguard them from the destructive forces of earthquakes.  Lake Balboa Soft Story structures are multi-story buildings that have large open spaces on their first or second floors, instead of walls that are typically required as part of a stable earthquake engineering design (one example is an apartment building’s “tuck-under” parking garage structure).

Schedule a free inspection of your Soft-Story structure by the Soft Story retrofit specialists at Weinstein Construction, Lake Balboa’s preeminent Soft Story retrofit specialists!

Owners of condominiums and residential apartment buildings in the City of Lake Balboa should turn their attention to California SB 721 and SB 326 laws, which mandate safety inspections at both types of buildings. While the two new 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 (EEE). 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).

The closer we get to the compliance deadline, the more expensive Lake Balboa Balcony Inspections (and repairs) will become, and the harder it will be to schedule balcony inspections and work. Why not take advantage of early-bird pricing?



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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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