Sunland, California Services

Sunland, California Residential Repair Specialists

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

Sunland 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.  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 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 Sunland” 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 Sunland homeowners can take comfort in the fact that the foundation repairing specialists at Weinstein Construction are 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 Sunland! 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!

To add insult to injury, the vents that are often installed in crawl spaces actually allow small rodents into this area, where they typically die, decompose, and create a further health hazard! And we haven’t yet talked about cancer-causing Radon gas, which can be present in the soil under your home. Radon can get sucked inside through a crawl space and vulnerable family members in the home above won’t even know they are breathing it.

The good news is that there’s something that Sunland homeowners can do about this situation. There’s an easy fix! Weinstein Construction’s crawl space 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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Many owners of “Soft Story” homes and commercial properties in Sunland already know that they need to retrofit such buildings urgently in order to protect them from the destructive forces of earthquakes.  A Soft Story building typically has open spaces on its ground floor, for example a “tuck-under” parking garage, windows, or retail store fronts.  Such weak or “soft” features makes these buildings susceptible to significant structural damage during an earthquake.  When these buildings are not retrofitted to make them stronger, they may collapse during an earthquake, causing severe injuries and loss of life.

In many earthquake-prone areas such as Sunland, local building codes already require Soft Story retrofitting.  In such cases, compliance with local regulations is not only a legal obligation but also a civic responsibility.  But even when retrofitting is not mandatory, it still makes absolute sense to retrofit as doing so can substantially reduce insurance premiums as well as repair costs associated with earthquake damage.  Beyond cost savings, making sure that Soft Story homes and commercial properties in Sunland are retrofitted is really about ensuring the safety of occupants and pedestrians during seismic events.  Simply put, buildings that are not retrofitted can cause injuries and loss of life!

Call Weinstein Construction’s Soft Story experts today for your free Soft Story consultation.

Owners of condominiums and residential apartment buildings in the City of Sunland 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 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 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).

Sunland 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 Sunland / Los Angeles region, the small number of competent inspectors will struggle to fill the ever-growing need for inspections and remediation efforts. As is always the case, the closer we get to the compliance deadline, the more expensive Sunland inspections (and balcony repairs) will become, and the harder it will be to schedule 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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