Foundations are very much like people in that the basics of how they are put together are pretty similar one to the next, But each has its own peculiarities and, as they age, each requires a different level of repair!
We are known throughout the Greater Los Angeles area for honest, fast, and thorough foundation inspections and improvements. So We dedicate our time and energy to the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. As it relates to foundation preparedness.
Floors and walls that sag are an indication that the support system underneath them – your foundation – may be weak or failing.
One of the telltale signs of foundation issues is cracking of the walls, particularly adjacent to windows and doors.
Soil that is saturated and then dries, in a never-ending cycle, is about the worst thing to allow to happen adjacent to your footings.
Hosts Robert Parks-Valletta and Olivia Jordan look into Southern California’s premier foundation repair and improvement company, The Foundation Works.
“Nothing is more important for your home than its foundation. And there’s nobody better to tell us about it than the team at Foundation Works.”
The City of Los Angeles recently passed Ordinance 183893. Because it requires most pre-1978 wood-frame Soft-Story buildings. And non-ductile concrete buildings to be seismically retrofitted.
Without proper strengthening, these vulnerable buildings may be subjected to structural failure during and after an earthquake.
The Foundation Works have our own Engineering Dept. And multiple teams dedicated to your Soft Story retrofit projects including our own in-house stucco repair team.
The day of the inspection, we will answer your questions enough to satisfy and alleviate any concerns. We then e-mail you the results of the inspection the following day in the form of a narrative called the “Summary of Findings.” We will tell you about soft story retrofit cost to fix all the things.
Our foundation repairs include spot treatment of the foundation itself. Any structural issues within the full foundation system, floor leveling. soft-story retrofit, seismic improvements as well as additions and partial or full replacement if warranted.
There are times when a foundation is simply at the end of its service life. In that instance, we will perform replacement or creation of a sister foundation. Including the concrete, stone, or masonry foundation in its entirety if needed.
Hello, my name is Tom Pelletier and I’m the founder and owner of The Foundation Works.
For many years, I made my living as a home inspector. During that time, I inspected thousands of properties and their foundations. I found a disturbing trend… most of the foundations I inspected (85% by actual survey) had sub-standard bolting jobs.
So I found the foundation systems of the housing stock riddled with other low-quality workmanship as well. As I came to realize that the physical restrictions of customer access to the foundation area. Coupled with a lack of skilled technical delivery happening in the industry, had led to an overall decreased standard of workmanship. That had largely gone unchecked. Out of that discovery, The Foundation Works was born.
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