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A Foundation is the key to a lasting structure. Here is how to keep it going

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Your home foundation is the load-bearing portion of the structure, generally beneath the ground. The main reason homes have a foundation is to hold your house up otherwise it would sink into the ground which can result in grave symptoms. For example, cracks, misalign doors or windows that stick. A house foundation must at least have three things well: Support the structure above. Keep out groundwater. Act as a barrier to water and soil vapor.

Homes in regions like Los Angeles which are prone to seismic activity require to be bolted and braced to the foundation for the structure to remain in place when hit by an earthquake.

However, with time we must update to current technology. If your home has a foundation from when it was originally built especially if it was previously to 1970's, we recommend for you to get it inspected. Once we review the condition of this foundation, we can recommend you the best solutions to reinforce your home.


Our inspector came out and found this foundation needed to be updated. We went ahead and replaced the bolting which was needed as shown here. Once the bolting and bracing is completed this foundation which is now fortified for seismic activity.


If you are ready to find out more about your own seismic retrofit project, contact us today at (323)655.0960. You can also find more views on our current projects by selecting your favorite social application. Click below!

Welcome to Your Foundation Experts Los Angeles Blog. By Sinai Construction Engineering.

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