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Older Homes In Greater Danger Of Foundation Damage
Julian Construction warns homeowners with older homes to have their home foundations inspected. An older foundation becomes more likely to have foundation problems, according to the construction company.
LOS ANGELS, CA: Julian Construction, (http://www.julianconstruction.com/)
Homes built 55 years ago or more are at risk of foundation problems, according to Shawn Kyles, an executive at Julian Construction. A foundation that has been incorrectly laid will seriously harm the longevity of the structure and lead to serious problems in the future. Homes built prior to 1940 have been noted to have foundations constructed with different building regulations and standards. Different soils also contribute to a weakening foundation, noted Kyles. Foundations built on clay soil, which expands and contracts, causes motion of the foundation. Some of the indicators of the condition noted were uneven floors, and windows and doors that won’t align. Kyles recommended an older home have its foundation inspected by a competent foundation inspector.
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “There are many different styles of older homes that are still standing today and many are admired for their beauty and character. But the soundness of the foundation must be maintained, or some of these buildings may lose their structural integrity. For their preservation and for the safety of homeowners, the foundation should be inspected if it's suspected to be faulty.”
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, at http://julianconstruction.typepad.com.