Avoid Landslides: Get a Home Foundation Inspection

Foundation Contractor Julian Construction Advises Homeowners in Potential Landslide Areas to Get Foundation Inspected

Los Angeles, CA, May 23, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The recent killer landslide in Quebec brings concern to other corners of the world with homes in high-risk areas, prompting homeowners in various regions to get their home foundations inspected to avoid a similar tragedy.

“Foundations of a home can get damaged by water, especially after a heavy rain fall, and exposure to water accumulation can weaken not only hillsides, but foundations of a home as well,” says Julian De La Torre of Julian Construction, which specializes in foundation repair and construction.

Julian De La Torre has been retrofitting homes in Southern California since the early 1990s and urges homeowners to get their home foundations inspected. Julian reported, “Certain types of soil may be more stable than others, changes in hydrology and temperature can soften the soil and turn it to liquid, which can cause serious erosion to any kind of soil. This in turn can weaken the home foundation.”

Even when people return to their evacuated homes after it is deemed safe, the stability of their property and its foundation is still unknown. In an appeal to homeowners to get their home foundations checked, Julian Construction is giving home foundation inspections at no charge. For those who need foundation repair or retrofit, the company offers 0% financing.

“You shouldn’t wait until you have trouble opening doors and windows,” says Julian. “Damage to home foundations isn’t always so obvious and needs to be checked by experts.”

With soil stability having changed conditions due to the fires and heavy rains in Southern California, the integrity of home foundations might be at risk and should be tested. Because of its potential threat to homes, this extra precaution could save huge property loss, as well as save lives.

Julian De La Torre has been doing earthquake retrofitting and repairing foundations since the early 1990s and has personally worked on over 6,600 homes in Southern California. With this unmatched experience in the substructure areas of a home, Julian formed Julian Construction, foundation contractors, in 2001 with the goal of making safer homes, apartments and commercial properties throughout Southern California. His partner Shawn Kyles has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with both engineering firms and local departments of building and safety, and is an expert in foundation repair and house bolting. 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.

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