JulianConstruction.com: Does Your Home Need Foundation Underpinning?
LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, offers foundation underpinning and explains why homeowners might need it.
Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction, stated “There are a number of reasons to underpin a foundation, including lowering the basement floor, adding a second or third story, changing the configuration of load-bearing walls inside the building, and in some cases to repair a foundation that has settled or rotated at certain points. Foundation underpinning strengthens the existing foundation and can be used to lower the basement floor, effectively “raising” the ceiling and giving you much more useable space.”
“There are different types of underpinning methods that are used in different situations, but basically the idea is to extend the foundation deeper until it reaches a more supportive soil layer, or increase its breadth so that the weight of the house is distributed more evenly. Mass concrete underpinning is the oldest and most common method and involves digging bit by bit under the existing foundation and reinforcing as you go, then filling in with concrete. More advanced methods include beam and base underpinning, mini-piled underpinning, and even injected structural resin- a newer method that involves injecting resin and hardeners into the ground beneath the original foundation.”
“No two Foundation underpinning projects are the same, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. There are many different methods of underpinning and due to the huge variety of house styles, building materials, and foundation types, each underpinning project is unique and should be designed by a professional engineer or an architect. At Julian Construction we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project and complete the repair,” concluded De La Torre.
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.