As specialists in foundation repair in Los Angeles, Storrey Building will inspect your property to determine the degree of foundation failure and make recommendations for adequate repair for your foundation problems.*
Signs that your foundation is failing include:
Another structural concern in Southern California is seismic retrofitting. Occasionally with older homes, the foundation is not bolted properly to the walls of the structure. Proper bolting with lateral support is crucial to a structure enduring any sort of seismic activity.
Storrey Building will determine whether your home is bolted to its foundation or not, and whether a seismic retrofit is needed to encourage stability in the event of an earthquake.
Structural problems can become serious if not addressed in a timely manner. It is important to have your property inspected if you suspect there may be issues with your home's foundation.
A "soft story" condition is where first stories are much less rigid than the stories above. Examples of this are apartment buildings over carport type parking where there are large, un-reinforced openings on the ground level. This type of structure is much less able to sustain lateral movement during seismic activity.
Los Angeles and Santa Monica City are now requiring all property owners to correct their soft-story conditions. Contact us for an estimate for your soft story correction.
*If the property being inspected is in escrow/sale proceedings, or you are in the pre-plan phase, there is a $500.00 inspection fee. Fee is subject to change based on location and size of the property. If future work is performed, we will credit the cost of the inspection fee toward any work valued over $5,000.00.