Long Beach, California Services

Long Beach, California Residential Repair Specialists

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

For most homeowners in Long Beach, their home is their most valuable investment, and still many homeowners remain unaware that their homes were built on shifting soil that doesn’t fare well under our frequent dry-then-rainy seasons, or our frequent earthquake activity. Homeowners in Long Beach, especially those living in homes built 60+ years ago, must remain vigilant and determine periodically whether or not the foundation under their valuable property is still in good shape. This is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and where a homeowner can stop small issues from becoming large ones!

And even if your foundation is damaged, you can get it repaired fairly easily if the damage is not too extensive. For example, cracks in your foundation that measure up to .25 inches can be filled with epoxy that binds the two foundation sections together. Moreover, steel rods can be anchored in place, and then reinforced with new concrete. Weinstein Construction’s Long Beach foundation repairing professionals can fill you in on all of these techniques, as they have a solution to fit every budget!

Not all homeowners know this, but the typical Long Beach house operates as a system, which has as its base the home’s crawl space (that shallow, unfinished area beneath the home’s first floor). Although most folks never go inside this dirt-lined area, they really should, because whatever air is in inside that crawl space is quickly making its way up and inside the home, to be breathed-in by vulnerable family members! The crawl space encapsulation issue is that unfortunately, humid crawl spaces can fast become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, fungus, and rot (as well as the occasional dead critter!). As such, if the home’s crawl space is a humid mess, that nastiness will travel upward and into the home’s living space.

Let the professionals at Weinstein Construction isolate your home from its crawl space by adding an ultra-durable polyethylene vapor barrier liner to your crawl space and install an affordable crawl space encapsulation system. Our liner, which is made of anti-bacterial materials, offers excellent protection! We will also install an “Energy Star” rated dehumidifier to continuously “condition” your crawl space air and keep it dry! Weinstein Construction is your local Long Beach crawl space encapsulation specialist – we are just a phone call away!

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In Long Beach, owners of commercial or multi-family residential properties are aware that such “Soft Story” Retrofit buildings are often too weak to withstand the forces of a strong earthquake. This is because such buildings consist of 2 or more stories wood frame construction and were built under building code standards enacted before 1978.

Although the City of Long Beach does not currently mandate the retrofit of Soft Story buildings, the City has long had a voluntary program in place for retrofitting such weak buildings.   As such, Chapter 18.70 of the Long Beach Building Standards Code, provides information on the City’s voluntary earthquake hazard reduction plan for Soft Story buildings, and it is anticipated that the City’s voluntary program will, in the near future, be supplanted by a mandatory program.

For additional information, visit the City of Long Beach’s voluntary earthquake hazard reduction standards website.

Long Beach property owners must take note of two state laws that mandate safety inspections for buildings that: (i) have three or more units; (ii) have “Exterior Elevated Elements” (EEE’s) such as wood, or wood-based exterior balconies, decks, porches, stairways, walkways, entry structures, or other exterior elements with walking surfaces; and (iii) have EEE’s that are six or more feet off the ground.

These Balcony Inspection Laws (California SB 721 and SB 326) apply to Long Beach and its surrounding areas, and both have a compliance deadline of January 1, 2025, to complete the first inspection of the building.



Long Beach, California and
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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
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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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