It’s common amongst homeowners to inspect and repair windows, doors, heating and ventilation before the start of winter but one of the most overlooked inspections is that of the foundation, and it’s arguably the most important inspection you can have on your house.
Having a foundation inspection done before the start of winter could save you thousands of dollars and a lot of inconveniences. A foundation inspection seeks to determine whether the foundation is performing as it should, whether it’s compliant with building codes and whether foundation repairs or modifications are necessary.
There are various reasons as to why you should get a foundation inspection before the start of winter, such as detecting early damage to the foundation which might get worsened by the rain and simply having some peace of mind during the winter when you know that your foundation is in good condition. During the inspection, the inspector will inspect both the interior and exterior of the building to check for any signs of foundation damage or anything that might compromise the structural integrity of your foundation.
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- Gaps around doors
- Stair step pattern cracks on exterior bricks or wall
- Leaning chimney
- Broken or cracked foundations
- Clogged or damaged gutters
- Pooling water on the yard
- Trees close to the foundation
- Cracks on the exterior of the foundation
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- Cracked interior walls
- Spaces between floors and walls
- Sticking doors
- Water seepage through the foundation
- Sticking windows
- Unlevel floors
- Mold in the your crawlspace or basement
- Musty odors
- Leaking roof
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Hire a licensed foundation contractor If you want to have a foundation inspection in preparation for winter. For a free* foundation inspection, call California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239. We service the Los Angeles area and the surrounding cities.