Sometimes it can be a variety of poor drainage which cause damage to your foundation and the fact that the building is built on unstable soils, causing it to settle when the foundation is subjected to moisture or flooding. A shifting foundation could result in structural damage and potentially, a loss to your investment, and to a danger to your loved ones if it degrades the integrity of your foundation.
Every year sinking foundations, cracked and buckled foundation walls, and cracked and uneven floors affect millions of homeowners in Los Angeles, CA.
One of the most common causes of foundation movement is the shrinking and swelling of expansive soils. The degree of soil movement is determined by the amount of expansive material, and the variation of its moisture content.
During the spring, when the moisture content of expansive soil increases after all the rain, the soil swells. During the drier months when the moisture decreases, the soil shrinks, allowing foundations to settle. During wet periods, foundations return to their desired elevation. Sometimes, the soil will swell enough to raise foundations higher than their desired elevation, which is referred to as upheaval.
Once this sets it, the next step is shifting of the structure which may result in cracking of interior and exterior walls. Before you know it, floors become uneven and this will cause doors and windows to stick and become very hard to open.
What can a Los Angeles Foundation Contractor do to help you repair and maintain your foundation from drainage problem and settling? If they are experienced, like we are here at California Foundation Works, then they will have some creative techniques used by industry experts.
So, if you are in need of a qualified Los Angeles Foundation Contractor to repair your damaged foundation, then call today. It’s always best to first get a free inspection by a professional foundation specialist with many years of industry experience.
California Foundation Works is a specialty foundation repair contractor that has the right solutions for your foundation problems. We offer a free inspection with no obligation to you, we are here to help you make sure, that your properties foundation is structurally and seismically safe and that there are no hidden dangers that might jeopardize you, your investment or your loved ones. We can be contacted by phone at (323) 418-2239.