Month: August 2018

Why Every Home in Los Angeles Needs Earthquake Retrofitting

If you live in Los Angeles, retrofitting your home for an earthquake is imperative. The next big earthquake could kill 2,000 to 50,000 people and displace thousands of others, which means many will lose their place of residence if their homes are not properly retrofitted. If you can retrofit your home to make sure it stays on it’s foundation, you may be able to save it. The cost of retrofitting your home is estimated to cost 1 to 3% of your home’s total value, a lot less expensive and less inconvenient than having to totally replace it. The total...

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Can A Home Foundation Problem Impact A Real Estate Transaction?

Everyone knows it’s important to have a solid foundation for your home for various reasons such as earthquake damage prevention. But did you know that a problematic foundation can have an effect on buying or selling your home as well? Many people don’t think to consider that a home foundation can be an issue during real estate transactions. Property foundation problems will generally reduce the value of a home. How much depends on the severity of the problem. Initial settlement of a foundation following construction of a new home is usually not a cause for concern even if it...

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5 Major Signs Your Home Foundation Needs Repair

Foundation repairs can run the gamut from simple fixes to major reconstruction. Weather can be the biggest culprit having a major impact due to varying temperatures and precipitation throughout the year. For instance, if your foundation is too dry due to drought weather, this can cause the soil to contract and lead to cracks. If your area has had a heavy rain season, this can cause your foundation to sink or cause the soil to expand and push on basement and foundation walls. If you detect the warning signs early enough, it can save you thousands of dollars down...

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What Kind of Solution is Best for My Property Foundation Issues?

There are many solutions and methods to improve or repair your homes foundations issues, whether it’s repairing an existing foundation or replacing it, there are different options. This process all begins with deciphering the exact problem occurring in your home. You must start by making any visual observations of differences you may notice in your home. These observations could be an indicator of what kind of problem your foundation is experiencing. These observations can be things like, cracked flooring inside the home, cracked concrete outside or on the perimeter of the home, uneven or sloping floors inside the home...

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More About Built Strong Foundation Repair

Having inspected thousands of structures and seeing the devastating damage earthquakes can do, we were founded with the goal of making the Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County a safer place to live. foundation contractors specialize in foundation repair, foundation evaluation, earthquake retrofitting and house bolting and house leveling. Foundations may need repair if you have cracks, windows and doors that do not close or fully lock all the way, cracks in brick lines, or even the separation of edges of windows and doors. We are a family owned company and we have no middle men! When you...

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