Julian Construction: Older Homes More Likely to Have Foundation Damage

Posted May 13, 2016, under Blog

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian De La Torre, owner of Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, reports that homes built over 50 years ago often have foundation problems. According to De La Torre, there were very few building regulations …

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Julian Construction: Roof Damage Can Cause Foundation Problems

Posted May 13, 2016, under Blog

LOS ANGELES, CA: Roof damage is a commonly overlooked cause of foundation problems, reports Julian De La Torre, owner of Julian Construction, Inc., (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles. According to De La Torre, when a roof becomes damaged, water can …

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JulianConstruction.com: How Expansive Soil Can Damage Your Foundation

Posted May 3, 2016, under Blog

Soil contains three main organic materials: sand, silt and clay. Clay particles are extremely small, which means many of them can exist in a tiny space. This increases the density of the soil and helps create a smooth texture. Soil that has a high concentration …

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JulianConstruction.com: When Do You Need Helical Piles?

Posted March 31, 2016, under Blog

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, explains the purpose of helical piles and when you may need them. The purpose of a foundation is to support and spread the weight of the structure that sits …

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JulianConstruction.com: Why is House Bolting So Important?

Posted March 31, 2016, under Blog

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, explains why house bolting is so important in Southern California. House Bolting is the process of attaching a house to its concrete foundation using foundation plates and anchor bolts. …

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JulianConstruction.com: Finding the Right Foundation Repair Contractor

Posted March 31, 2016, under Blog

The most important part of your house is its foundation. If it hasn’t been built properly, the entire structure will weaken over time. Settlement, weather conditions, soil problems and moisture can also cause foundation damage and escalating problems such as wall cracks, sloping floors and …

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JulianConstruction.com: What Type of Retaining Wall Do You Need?

Posted March 1, 2016, under Blog

Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, lists 4 of the most commonly used retaining walls and explains when they are used and why. The following are five of the most common types of retaining walls used for residential …

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JulianConstruction.com: Informs California Residents of Quake-Proofing Grants

Posted March 1, 2016, under Blog

Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, is letting California residents know about government grants that may be available to them to help them retrofit their homes to safeguard against earthquake damage. A 6.0 earthquake struck Napa, California on …

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Foundation Cracks

Posted March 1, 2016, under Blog

Over time, a building’s foundation will naturally settle (move downward) into the soil underneath it. Too much settlement can cause foundation problems such as cracking. When cracking occurs from settlement, it can weaken the building’s structure. Settlement causes different types of foundation cracks, including vertical, …

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