Latest Southern California Rains Might Jeopardize Your Home’s Foundation!

California Foundation Works Warns of Poor Drainage Problems Can Damage your Home Foundations!

If you live near Los Angeles, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, then you’ve heard the warnings. People who live in canyons prone to mudslides have been told to evacuate, and those who choose to stay were asked to sign waivers releasing authorities from responsibility for their safety.

Southern California was hit today with the fourth — and perhaps worst — in a series of storms that have come in from the Pacific Ocean since last weekend. Up to 3 inches of rain may fall before it all ends. Since Sunday, the National Weather Service has already measured more than four inches of rain in several inland locations. There have been waves of 15 to 20 feet along the Pacific coast.

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That is maybe good news for the Southern California overall as we knows we need the rain after several years of drought, but we are seeing more and more instances on home foundations damaged by water. Exposure to water accumulation and soil erosion can weaken foundations and cause problems.
Foundations are not a part of the home where damage makes itself immediately obvious to the average person so it makes sense to bring in experts.

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Some of the signs that you may be having a foundation problem are:

* Windows and doors that won’t open, close or lock properly
* Cracks in walls or ceilings
* Tilting or sloping floors
* Cracks through foundation walls
* Twisted or un-even outdoor siding

These are indicators that your home may need foundation repair or even replacement. Addressing these symptoms before the problems develop into safety hazards can save homeowners money and the difficulties of temporary relocation.

Related: Drainage Problems and Your Foundation

California Foundation Works offers inspection that is free* with no obligation to you, We are here to help you make sure, that your home is safe and there is no hidden danger that might jeopardize you or your loved ones. They can be contacted by phone at (323) 418-2239, or via their website, www.CaliforniaFoundationWorks.com.