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Once the cause of the homes settlement has been addressed, i.e. underpinning or foundation replacement, the cosmetic aspect can be addressed which is leveling. Although level is a relative word when it comes to straightening out a home, many times the floor levels can be greatly improved.

A house foundation and frame after house leveling in Los Angeles

Restore Your
Home’s Level & Stability

House leveling in Los Angeles refers to the corrective measures to restore the home’s framing to a more even position. Over time, factors like soil settling, moisture changes, and structural wear such as framing compression can cause a home’s floors to shift or sink, leading to problems such as cracked walls, and doors that won’t close properly. House leveling can improve these conditions. This procedure typically involves techniques such as hydraulic jacking, pier and beam adjustments, or slab repair, depending on the foundation type and severity of the problem.

inside of a home that had house leveling in Los Angeles

Your Property May Need House Leveling If:

  • Floors are visibly uneven
  • Cracks appear in walls or ceilings
  • Doors and windows stick or don’t close properly
  • There are gaps between the walls and the floor
  • The foundation shows signs of sinking or settling
  • You notice sloping or tilting in the house
  • Exterior brickwork or siding exhibits cracks or gaps
  • You’ve received a professional foundation inspection recommending house leveling

Why Californian Homes Are Susceptible To Settling

Californian homes often face settling issues due to the state’s geological characteristics. The presence of active fault lines, such as the San Andreas Fault, leads to frequent seismic activity, causing the ground to shift and settle. Additionally, the state’s diverse terrain results in varying soil types, some of which are highly expansive and prone to moisture fluctuations. These factors, combined with the hillside construction of many homes in Los Angeles, increase the susceptibility to foundation settling, necessitating regular foundation inspections and at times, house leveling in Los Angeles.

Benefits Of House Leveling:

  • Improves safety and functionality
  • Cosmetically enhances the home
  • Enhances property value
  • Ensures more even and flatter floors

How House Leveling Is Done

At Foundation Repair LA Inc., we thoroughly assess your property’s foundation, identifying areas that require attention. After pinpointing the problem areas, we proceed with house leveling. This involves using hydraulic jacks and large timbers, sometimes even steel girders, to carefully raise and support the affected sections of your foundation.

The process of floor leveling will greatly improve the overall flatness of the home’s floors. We aim to deliver a reliable, efficient, and long-lasting solution that leaves your property structurally sound and secure. It is important to note, that if the home requires leveling, the issue that caused the unlevelness also needs to be addressed, and usually first. If you notice signs of settlement issues, please request a foundation inspection.

House Leveling FAQs

What causes a house to need leveling?

Common causes include soil settling, moisture changes, foundation deterioration, and seismic activity. Over time, these factors can lead to foundation problems that require house leveling in Los Angeles.

How do I know if my house needs leveling?

Signs indicating that your house may need leveling include visibly uneven floors, cracks in walls or ceilings, sticking doors/windows, and gaps between walls and floors. If you notice these issues, please request an inspection. These signs don’t necessarily indicate you need house leveling — only a qualified expert can determine how your foundation needs to be repaired.

How long does the house leveling process take?

The duration depends on the severity of the issue and the chosen leveling method, often ranging from a few days to weeks.

Is house leveling expensive?

The cost varies depending on factors like the extent of the problem and the chosen repair method. However, addressing leveling issues promptly can save you money in the long run by preventing more extensive structural damage. Please request a professional assessment and quote for an accurate estimate.

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Foundation Repair LA Inc. is your trusted partner for foundation repair and house leveling in Los Angeles. With decades of combined experience, our client-focused company ensures you receive personal attention and tailored solutions. We’re licensed by the Contractors State License Board with both C-8 and B licenses. Schedule an inspection today — our certified contractors will thoroughly evaluate your property, draft a plan of action, and provide a fair, transparent estimate.

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