Downey, CA

Birthplace of the Apollo Space Program
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Foundation Repair In The City Downey

Located in Los Angeles County, Downey is largely considered one of the Gateway cities.  With a population of 11,779, Downey is home to a vast variety of cultures.  Downey is known for the many soft-story buildings that are designed to have parking below a habitat unit.  Many of these structures have been seismically retrofitted in the past few years to amend some of the past construction standards.  Downey is also home to the oldest Mcdonald’s…..IN THE WORLD!

The city of Downey has a pretty interesting history. The city’s surface soils are very similar to the soils present throughout Los Angeles County. There’s is a ton of expansive clay and loamy sand, which can wreak havoc on homeowners. These expansive clay soils will often lead to settling, or sinking, due to the recurring cycles of expansion in the presence of moisture and contraction as it dries out. Over time voids will form in the soil allowing the structures built above it to move. This settling can lead to all different types of things from interior cracks on drywall to sticking doors and windows. If you’re interested in checking out all of the common signs & symptoms of a settling foundation in Downey take a look at the list below:

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