For most homeowners, their home is their most valuable investment. And yet so few homeowners are aware that their LA-built homes are constructed on shifting soil that doesn’t fare well under frequent earthquake activity. It is imperative that LA homeowners remain vigilant and have a periodic, professional evaluation of their home to determine whether or not this most valuable property is in fact sinking or settling under its own weight. This is one area where homeowners can stop small issues from becoming large ones!

If you can answer “Yes” to any one of the questions below, you must investigate the cause!

  • Do your floors squeak, buckle, or bump?
  • Are your doorways / window frames sticking?
  • Is the stucco finish of your home cracked?
  • Is your interior ceiling cracked?
  • Does one side of your home appear lower?
  • Does rainwater collect around your home?
  • Are your plaster walls showing cracks?
  • Is your plumbing bursting apart?
  • Is your roof leaking or buckling?
  • If you put a marble on the floor, will it stay put or roll away?

Any one of the above issues could mean your home is experiencing serious structural problems caused by dry seasons followed by heavy rains, or even worse, seismic activity which can cause a home’s foundation to fail, pulling the house to one side or another, warping, cracking, and destroying the structure in the process.

One thing is for sure:  the longer you wait to fix the problem, the worse it will get, and the worse it will get, the more expensive it will be to fix.   Fortunately, quick action in the form of house leveling and adjustment can save the day!

What is house leveling?

House leveling is the process of lifting a home and getting it back into the same position it was before it moved.  Although the process for leveling a house is a bit different depending on the type of foundation it sits upon, the end result is always the same:  making the home a safer place to live by fixing unsightly floors, cracked walls, and warped doorways and window frames!

Because homes are so large and heavy, house leveling must only be done by licensed professionals such as the ones at Weinstein Construction Company.  Any sloppy work can damage and devalue your valuable property.  Weinstein’s professionals can lift up the house away from its foundation, add concrete piers and wood posts for support, and supply French drain installation to move moisture away from your home.  Once this has been done, the floor is adjusted so that it is level to the foundation.

Is this expensive work that takes a long time?

Actually, many homes don’t require much work to get them level and the costs are quite affordable at about 1% – 2% of a home’s average value.  Moreover, a typical job takes only a few days and the homeowner can remain inside the property throughout this process!  At the end of the day, it will ALWAYS be much cheaper and quicker to level the house, rather than pay for repairing damage that can result if the structure is not level.

If I need house leveling, could there be other problems as well?

Sometimes when a home is experiencing these issues it will also need additional help from basement waterproofing companies and drain contractors who can offer services related to basement waterproofing, leaky basement repair, basement wall sealing, basement wall cracks repair, and foundation cracks repair.


When homeowners have a problem, Weinstein crews have the right solution at the right price!  The professionals at Weinstein Construction are seismic retrofitting and house leveling experts so call Weinstein Construction today at (800) 862-6582 for a free inspection and review of all your house leveling needs.