Foundation underpinning in Los Angeles is just one of the many foundation related services that we have to offer. This service can help your building’s foundation in many different ways, but it’s important to point out that it’s not the only way that we can help to make sure that your foundation is as strong and sturdy as it should be. For example, we can repair your foundation and we can replace your foundation, among other services. In this blog, we’ll explain what we can do to improve your foundation. Then, we’ll touch on how we’ll go about that as well as what you can expect from your foundation going forward.
Top Foundation Underpinning in Encino
Usually, when we bring up the possibility of foundation underpinning to one of our customers, we get some version of the question “what is foundation underpinning and why would I need that?” Well, unfortunately, walls get weaker over time. Often, that’s due to settlement. The land around your property doesn’t stay in one place over the course of many years. It can shift, it can move naturally, or in the case of an earthquake, it can move rather dramatically. In any of those cases (as well as others) your home’s walls can be damaged. The last thing you want your home to have is a weak foundation. Instead of trying to get by with a weakened foundation, you can have it underpinned.
How Underpinning Works
The end goal of our underpinning is simple: to stabilize and further strengthen your building’s foundation. Every foundation underpinning is different. In fact, there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution for foundation underpinning. Think about it: all the homes are different, as are the reasons that the foundation was weakened in the first place. Sometimes, the existing foundation shifted and settled at different points. In others, it was the interior configuration that changed. Then, the change or even outright removal of load-bearing walls becomes necessary. To make sure that you get the right foundation underpinning for your property, we send a professional structural engineer to design the perfect plan. Then, we get to work completing the repair.
Foundation Evaluations from Foundation Experts
It’s hard to have a good home without a good foundation. When people hear their home has a “weak foundation,” they usually think that it just means their home has some cracks in it, or is just getting older. However, a weak foundation, one that’s suffered damage, can be an actual health threat to anyone who lives in the building. What makes this scary is that many people don’t realize that their building has foundation problems. That’s why our foundation experts can come to your home and do a thorough investigation. If there are any foundation issues with your property, they can let you know exactly what they are. Then, they can provide a detailed course of action that will lay out exactly how we’ll design a solution and then implement it to completion.
Repairing the Foundation
There are many beautiful homes in southern California. From the outside, as you drive by, they look literally perfect. However, that flawless exterior can often hide a concern: a weak foundation. Many of the most gorgeous homes were built long ago. That means their foundations weren’t built with today’s high quality methods and materials. Letting a weakened foundation go without getting it repaired or replaced can lead to significant problems down the line. A weakened foundation can manifest itself in a variety of ways.
At this point, you might be asking: “how do I know if there’s any problem with my foundation?” The truth is that you don’t have to go underground or something to see if there’s an issue with your foundation. For example, you might notice a crack in one of your walls. Maybe the floors are uneven and seemingly getting worse. When a door sticks or a window doesn’t open properly, many people just chalk that problem up to the door and the window themselves, respectively. However, those can both be clear signs that there’s something wrong with your building’s foundation. A clear sign of foundation problems that many people often overlook is when their posts are crooked.
When you realize that there’s probably something wrong with your building’s foundation, it can be scary. However, there is a solution: us. When you contact us, we’ll send a foundation expert over to your home as soon as we can. They’ll go over your property thoroughly and completely. They’ll let you know exactly what’s wrong and more importantly, how we can fix it. You won’t have to wait around for an estimate, either. We give detailed and guaranteed seven day estimates that lay out everything you need. Start the process by heading to our site or giving us a call at (818) 629-0923.