Company Offers Tips to Knowing if Your Slab Foundation Needs Attention and Repair
LOS ANGELES: Julian Construction (www.julianconstruction.com), a construction company in the Los Angeles area that specializes in foundation repair, is offering slab foundation repair to homeowners and commercial building owners in the Los Angeles.
Julian Construction founder Julian De La Torre stated “The best solution for concrete slab failure is prevention. When a home foundation cracks or sinks, the damage spreads, cracking drywall, and shifting your doors, windows, and roof. Why do slabs crack or break? The primary reason is water, usually not enough water, or an unequal distribution, causing shifting in the soil under a foundation. The higher the clay content in the soil under your home, the more susceptible the home is to expensive foundation repair, as well as extensive repair in other parts of the home. It's important to spot any sign of failure early and be proactive about it. The longer you wait, the worse the situation gets.”
Julian suggests that the following are some symptoms to look for in determining if you have a broken slab:
- Stretched or buckled linoleum flooring
- Unlevel floors
- Broken floor tiles
- Bumps in carpet
- Cracks around windows and door frames
- Sloping floors
- Domed floors in center of room
- Sticky doors or windows that are difficult to open and close.
Julian De La Torre has been doing earthquake retrofitting since the early 1990s and has personally worked on over 6,600 homes in Southern California. With this unmatched experience in the substructure areas of a home, Julian formed Julian Construction in 2001 with the goal of making safer homes, apartments and commercial properties throughout Southern California. His partner Shawn Kyles has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with both engineering firms and local departments of building and safety, and is an expert in foundation repair and house bolting. Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model - no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com.