Some foundations are in need of replacement, either from age and general decay, abundant large cracks, or inferior original construction such as river rock, rubble or brick foundations.
Part of the process of foundation replacement is installing new anchor bolts and framing connections that would eliminate the need for additional retrofitting in those areas replaced. If only portions of the foundation are replaced, the remainder can (and usually is) seismically retrofitted/bolted.
Yes, building permits are required. Some municipalities and types of structure (i.e. hillside or tall cripple walls) will also require a set of engineering plans. Foundation Repair LA will provide the required plans, engineering and building permit for the work.
The cost of foundation replacement varies drastically depending on the size of the house, type of foundation and how much is being replaced. Call us for a quote if your foundation needs replacement.
Yes, you will not be required to move out of your home for this work to be done. Foundation Repair LA will properly shore (install temporary support system) to allow for the removal of the existing foundation.