Foundation Problems Recognizable By Different Cracks
Different Foundation Cracks Indicate Several Different Structural Problems
LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (julianconstruction.com), a foundation construction and general contractor construction company in the Los Angeles area, just released an article detailing many different types of foundation cracks and what each one indicates. Different foundation cracks are caused by conditions in the soil and structure and each has a specific cause. Shawn Kyles, structural safety inspection expert, wrote the article to help homeowners recognize these potentially dangerous foundation problems.
Mr. Kyles states: “When cracks appear in walls, it is often a sign of foundation problems or damage. Many times the problem is caused by foundation shrinkage, soil expansion or settlement. Earthquakes can cause cracking as well. Where the crack is occurring, its size and shape can tell you a lot about the problem. Knowing how to ‘read’ them can help you determine the seriousness of the situation and what action to take.”
The full text of the article can be found here.
The company strongly recommends that homeowners quickly address any of these signs of foundation damage. A competent foundation inspection by a trained professional can locate the cause of the problem and indicate the appropriate foundation repair.
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “It is a positive thing to know that with these different foundation problems, each has a different way to recognize it. When you know that, you can be more alert to the problem, and you are more knowledgeable when it occurs as to what is happening. You know when a problem is serious or not, because different cracks will tell you what kind of foundation problem you are looking at. And a trained foundation specialist will be able to spot the source of the problem right away so it can be completely handled.”
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. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog.