House Leveling in Lake Charles was about an hour and thirty minute drive for us from our home office in Lafayette, LA, but we were happy to get the work done. The homeowner has hired a general contractor to remodel the entire home, add two bedrooms and a bathroom to the second floor. The contractor wanted to get a flat surface to work on and called LA Foundation Repairs - House Lifting and Leveling a BBB accredited and state licensed house leveling contractor to get the foundation repairs done and house leveled.
The home was not that off, but did need our services. After setting up the laser and checking the bottom of the finished floor next to each pier, we realized a 2" difference from one side of the house to the next. Some blocks were out over 3/4" from one pier to the next. We used a methodical approach in raised and shimmed each pier of the foundation system until all of the the structure was leveled within 3/8 of an inch. At LA Foundation Repairs we aim for perfection, but the structure would not allow every pier to bring the finished floor to the same height. We had to call some audibles as we noticed windows start to bow as we strived to reach the proper height. Some areas would not allow the blocks to be adjusted any lower due to the way the structure was built.
After completing the house leveling project, we went inside to inspect the floors and noticed some trouble areas that still needed to be repaired. Once realizing that the low spots at some openings in the middle of the home, we correlated their positions to the underside of the home and a pier was not in the vicinity. To address the issues, piers needed to be added with beams pushing up on the subfloor to support the point load of the opening. We explained what type of foundation repair needed to be done and walked the contractor through the solution to the problem. The contractor decided to take on the foundation repair project himself.
When LA Foundation Repairs completes a house leveling project, we then assess the finished floor and find or suggest foundation repair solutions. A price is attached to the solution and the homeowner or contractor has a decision to make. We can fix it or the repairs can be saved for another day. If you are in need of house leveling or foundation repairs, be sure and give us a call at 337-451-1900.
LA Foundation Repairs - House Lifting and Leveling is Acadiana's Pier and Beam Foundation Contractor.
LA Foundation Repairs - House Lifting and Leveling
145 E. Butcher Switch Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70507
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM