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"The inspector was on time, and even though they use this to sell foundation repair services, there was no pressure applied. The inspector showed me pictures of" what is happening under the house. The result was that he uncovered an open pipe that was leaking water under the house and it saved me from a major repair by catching it early.

-Chaim L.

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Crawl Spaces

Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

crack in concrete driveway
Foundation Repair

Many homeowners worry about the severity of foundation cracks in the basement.

Relying solely on measurements to determine the condition of a foundation often leads to risks incurring further damage to a home, says Granott. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Virginia.)
Foundation Repair

Measuring your foundation for levelness alone is not enough to determine if your foundation needs repair. A foundation expert will evaluate all the factors.

Foundation and basement repair experts advise homeowners not to ignore cracks, which can expand into costly foundation failures. (Photo courtesy of member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Va.)
Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair

Foundation damage can lead to costly repairs, especially if left untreated for a long time. Check out our expert tips for best advice on how to handle.

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Foundation Repair, Structural Engineering

Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their home’s foundation until it’s too late. A foundation problem could jeopardize the structural soundness of your home and make it impossible to sell without first being corrected. Get tips on what you can do to prevent problems.

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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).


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- Molly M.

Stop searching and call
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at that time. The crew that did that job were excellent, fast, efficient and the work was completed with all the necessary permits. Fast forward to
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of this year, I called the company and asked them about completing the rest of the work though I was a little worried that since it had been 2 years that the original estimate may change. The owner,
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, came by and not only did he honor the original quote he actually under bid himself and was able to offer me an even better arrangement!!
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spent 2 hours with me that day investigating every square inch of my house. He also came inside and we looked at how the bones of the house could be understood from door frames and little cracks here and there. As an avid HGTV fan I asked him a thousand questions about all kinds of stuff (most of which had nothing to do with
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was so interesting and knowledgeable and genuinely interested in my house and teaching me. In that time I could tell that he got to know my house and me and that the quote he gave was tailor made for my unique situation.
When the crew arrived to do the work they were as awesome as
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in skill and personality. Each guy on
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's crew showed great respect for me and my home, they arrived on time, worked hard and you could tell that they love their job. On the last day of work we had a sudden crazy downpour of rain, not only did the guys hustle to protect the work area they also jumped in and helped me cover some things in the yard that would have gotten ruined. These guys are so great you can just give them the keys and go do your thing without having to wonder what's up.
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checks in often and is always available to answer questions. When it came to say goodbye to the crew we all got a little teary eyed, it was like saying goodbye to some good friends.
In the end, the work was beyond amazing. When you look under my house it's like brand new. Not only did they completely upgrade my foundation but they also took great care to make it clean and safe. I could go on and on about all the little extras that
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and his crew did for me. You will not find another company that will treat you with the amount of professionalism and attention, kindness and humanity. And if you don't care about those things then also let me reiterate that they will also do excellent work at a super fair price and they will not skimp and they will go above and beyond to make your house perfect. Thanks
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and everyone who came out!.
- Renee B.

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was great. He did a thorough inspection of my foundations (house, garage) and gave me some great pointers. I can't do the work at the moment, but he gave me some great tips and suggestions on how to
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off any future foundation damage and erosion. Great guy, very friendly, very helpful, very professional, and incredibly informative. He was at my house for a good amount of time. No hard sales pitch, at all.
When I am ready to do the work, you can bet I'll be having
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- Mario G.

This company is a class act. Everything from the inspection to the actual work and final finishes was a perfect experience. Everyone was helpful, courteous, professional and went out of their way to make me happy. This was one of the best contractor experiences I've ever had. I highly recommend Foundation Works.
- harry P.

They did an excellent job. Excellent service and quality of product was provided by
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. The owner, Llan, and contractor of the company were so personable. They were at our every beckon call throughout the project. At any of hour of the day he answered our questions and even unscheduled. Rest assured,
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will see your project through to the end. I am a paramedic, and its so nice to see and meet someone else who shares the same vision of service.
- Steve M.

Bolting was something we really wanted to get right. We got a cheaper quote from another provider, but the work he wanted to do was less in scope, and his inspection was quick.
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from Foundation Works was highly responsive and did a really detailed inspection and quote, and he explained everything in detail. The team that did the work was available almost immediately, and they were done in not much more than two weeks, after spending nearly a week on site. I was very impressed by the foreman - explained everything as they were doing it, including the city inspections - and his team worked really hard.
- Henry V.

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was prompt, friendly and professional. He did a thorough inspection of
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of a 100+ year old home we were in escrow on, and when he had to deliver bad news (very bad news) he did so gently and thoughtfully. We are grateful to this company for identifying
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issues in a detailed written report so we could make the very difficult decision to walk away from the deal.
- Lisa W.

Extremely professional inspector, very thorough. Explained everything thoroughly and was quick to explain and answer all questions.
- Ana Alicia T.

Foundation Contractors in Los Angeles

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Solomon Brothers Construction

18375 Ventura Boulevard

Somerset General Builders

5437 Sheila St
Los Angeles


Los Angeles

ST Builders Group


Statewide Property Preservation

7133 Magnolia Ave

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills

Stone Age Design & Build Inc

329 Calle Miramar
Redondo Beach

Storrey Building Inc

19327 Vista Grande Way

Supreme Remodeling Inc

14545 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys

T-rex Construction

4135 Blanchard St.
Los Angeles

T. Famera Construction Company

5251 Beachcomber St

T.F. Masonry & Painting

4597 Sepulveda Ave
San Bernardino

Taylolr Pacific Construction

152 Highland Rd
Simi Valley

Team Expedite

554 Frankfurt Ave. West Covina

The Benton Group

295 Redondo Ave #103
Long Beach

The Foundation Works

2411 W Empire Ave

The Gooden Group

6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles

The Hills General Contracting

5538 Norwalk Bldvd

The House Next Door

11336 camarillo st
North Hollywood

The Machina Group, Inc.

1801 N. Garfield Pl.
Los Angeles

The Stucco Guys

11601 Moen

The Weisel Building Co

13636 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks

THF Development Group

19360 Rinaldi St #147



Thomas Parks Contracting

501 W Glenoaks Blvd

Titan Home Remodeling

386 Beech #B1

Titanium Engineering

815 W. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Suite 205
Los Angeles

TME Construction Inc

21912 Sims Ct
Santa Clarita

Tomik Construction

4067 Hardwick Street

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Total Construction & Development

12741 Pacific Ave
Los Angeles


20555 Devonshire St #260

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village



Trinity Builders & Design

7022 Darby Ave Ste A

Trinity Construction

1538 W 84th St
Los Angeles

Troy Construction

4439 Richard Cir
Los Angeles

True North Designs

12430 Mitchell Ave
Los Angeles

Universal Builders

P.O.Box 8715, 4774 Park Granada

Urban Floor

3707 Capitol Ave

US Home Developers Inc

19737 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills

Velox Construction


Vielma Construction

5419 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles

Villa Building

1412 Mt. Pleasant
Los Angeles

villegas construction

4357 Layman Ave
Pico Rivera


1551 4th Ave Unit 402
San Diego

Waterfall Painting and Remodeling

15 N San Mateo

We Love Small Jobs Handyman Services

4470 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Weddington Construction

17200 Weddington St

Weinstein Construction Corp

15102 Raymer St
Van Nuys

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs

West Coast Deck Waterproofing

6804 Rosecrans Avenue


La Verne

White Castle Construction

10560 Butterfield Rd
Los Angeles

Whitham Creativity

5317 Lexington Ave.
Los Angeles

William Clark Construction

21704 Devonshire St

Windtex Inc

14601 Arminta St

Workman Construction Inc

212 W Tedrow Dr


19327 A Ventura Blvd

Wynn Builders

Redondo Beach

Y.O.R. Construction and Investment, Inc.

12135 Miranda St
Valley Village

zatara consteuction

45 n rancho rd

Zion Construction & Design Inc

21307 Gault St
Canoga Park

Zion Energy

3249 Isla Vista Dr
San Diego

ZS Engineering

24 Santa Catalina Aisle

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