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Slab foundation repair in Los Angeles is a process designed to restore the structural integrity of a building’s concrete slab foundation. Over time, factors like soil movement, moisture, and structural stress can lead to cracks, settlement, or other issues. Foundation Repair LA Inc. performs a thorough slab foundation repair to ensure the stability and longevity of your building.

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What Is A Slab

A slab foundation consists of a solid, horizontal concrete slab poured directly onto the ground, usually with deepened footings at the perimeter and under load bearing walls. It is the base for the entire structure, including homes and commercial buildings. Today, slab foundations are typically 4”-6” thick at the center and constructed over a layer of sand and vapor barrier, creating a buffer between the soil and foundation. Slab foundations are popular amongst new homes in Los Angeles because they are more resistant to earthquakes and wet soil and minimize the risk of settling or sinking. Older slab foundations are often inadequate and lack steel reinforcement, settlement can occur along with cracking in the floors.

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Your Property May Need Slab Foundation Repair If:

  • There are visible cracks in the foundation
  • Doors or windows stick and don’t open/close smoothly
  • Uneven or sloping floors are present
  • Interior walls display noticeable cracks
  • Cracked floor slabs and tile, shifting wood flooring, etc.
  • Exterior brickwork or siding shows signs of shifting or cracking

Repair Your Damaged Concrete Slab Foundation

Slab foundation repair in Los Angeles addresses structural issues in a concrete slab foundation. Over time, factors like soil shifts, moisture, and structural stress can cause cracks, uneven settling, or other damage to the foundation. Repairing a damaged slab usually consists of underpinning or replacement of the slab. Sometimes minor damage can be rectified with minor repairs.

Benefits Of Slab Foundation Repair:

  • Restores structural integrity
  • Prevents further damage
  • Increases property value
  • Enhances safety
  • Improves aesthetic appeal

How Slab Foundation Repair Is Done

When you require slab foundation repair, our team will tailor the approach to suit your needs. Depending on the extent of damage, we recommend underpinning or complete slab foundation replacement. Underpinning is our preferred method when the existing slab can be preserved. This involves reinforcing the current foundation, enhancing its strength, and increasing its load-bearing capacity.

However, when the damage is extensive and the existing slab cannot be salvaged, we recommend a comprehensive slab foundation replacement. Our team will evaluate your property, examine the root cause and extent of the damage, and recommend the most appropriate method after a thorough foundation inspection.

Slab Foundation Repair FAQs

What are common signs that my slab foundation needs repair?

Look out for cracks in the foundation, sticking doors or windows, uneven floors, or visible settling. These are often indicators that your foundation may need attention. Contact us to evaluate if you need a slab foundation repair in Los Angeles.

How long does slab foundation repair typically take?

The duration depends on the extent of the damage and the repair method used. Minor repairs might take a few days, while extensive ones could require several weeks.

What are the costs associated with slab foundation repair?

The cost is based on factors such as the extent of damage, the chosen repair method, and other factors. Please request your foundation inspection — our team will evaluate the condition of your foundation, create a plan of action, and provide a fair, transparent estimate.

Can I live in my home during slab foundation repair?

It’s often possible to stay in your home during minor repairs, but extensive repairs or replacements may require temporary relocation for safety and convenience.

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Foundation Repair LA Inc. is led by a team of C-8 certified foundation experts and contractors with decades of combined experience in the industry. As a small company, we offer personal attention to each client, and our contractors ensure you receive consistent updates through every stage of the project. Please schedule an inspection with us to receive a fair, transparent estimate for your slab foundation repair in Los Angeles.

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