Older Homes Susceptible to Foundation Disrepair
Many American Homes in Danger of Foundation Problems According to Foundation Expert
Mr. Shawn Kyles, a professional structure inspection specialist of over 10 years, stated: “Approximately one-third of all U.S. houses were built over 55 years ago. These older homes encompass a wide variety of architectural styles ranging from contemporary to historic, including A-frames, American foursquare, colonials, bungalows, arts and crafts, Tudors, Cape Cod, Italianate, Queen Anne, Georgian, Victorian and Greek revival. Small or large, simple or complex, older houses are admired by fans nationwide for their beauty, character, design details and sturdiness. An older home that has been properly built will usually have considerable longevity. This includes many of the home’s critical components such as its foundation. However, when an older home’s foundation has been incorrectly laid, it can result in problems that get worse over time and eventually compromise the building’s structural integrity. Many homes built prior to 1940 often have foundation problems due to the lack of building regulations and standards, as well as the use of improper equipment and low-quality materials.”
Julian De La Torre, owner and founder of Julian Construction, Inc., stated: “There can be a lot of foundation problems with older homes, not in every single case but certainly more often. It is always a good idea to have an older home regularly inspected, that way any foundation issues that come up are handled quickly. If foundation problems are not handled quickly, then an older home can develop problems that seriously threaten the structure and could make the house collapse. It is always safest to keep a home’s foundation well maintained.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/
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