The Foundation Works

4.83 |5 Verified Ratings
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The Foundation Works

4.83 | 5 Verified Ratings
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2411 West Empire Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504
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The Foundation Works

Our happy and satisfied customers recommend us to their friends and family all the time. We are proud of our reputation and we feel it has been well earned. We are also happy that we can help you feel good knowing that you are working with a reputable company that stands behind its products and services. We always use the most appropriate techniques for each individual foundation issue.


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Service Area

  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
  • Van Nuys
  • North Hollywood
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
  • Northridge
  • Canoga Park
  • Venice
  • Alhambra
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Beverly Hills
  • San Fernando
  • Encino
  • Studio City
  • West Hollywood
  • Arcadia
  • Tarzana
  • Mission Hills
  • Monterey Park
  • Playa del Rey
  • Valley Village
  • Woodland Hills
  • Pacoima
  • Panorama City
  • Winnetka
  • Sylmar
  • Sunland
  • Tujunga
  • Sierra Madre
  • Reseda
  • Montrose
  • Altadena
  • Sun Valley
  • Granada Hills
  • Culver City
  • Chatsworth
  • La Crescenta
  • Porter Ranch
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • San Marino
  • South Pasadena
  • Toluca Lake
  • Rosemead
  • Marina del Rey
  • Monrovia
  • West Hills
  • North Hills
  • Santa Monica
  • Playa Vista
  • City of Industry
  • Universal City
  • Verdugo City
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Topanga
  • Temple City
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
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Services Offered

Disaster Recovery Services
  • Earthquake Protection Retrofit
  • Concrete Foundation Repair
  • Concrete Foundation Raise

Areas of Expertise

  • Earthquake Protection - Retrofit
  • Concrete Foundation - Repair
  • Foundation Repair
  • Concrete Foundation - Raise
  • Soft Story Retrofit

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 2003
State Licensing
Trade: B-General Building Contractor
License #: 876769
Expiration: 04-30-2020
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because for many years, I made my living as a property inspector. During that time, I inspected thousands of properties and their foundations and began to notice a disturbing trend... most of the foundations I inspected (85% by actual survey) had sub-standard bolting jobs. In addition, I found the foundation systems of these homes riddled with low-quality workmanship. I came to realize that the physical restrictions of customer access to the foundation area, coupled with a lack of skilled technical delivery happening on the part of the contractors, had led to an overall decreased standard of workmanship on these foundation repair projects that had largely gone unchecked. This meant that in an earthquake, many homeowners were in danger of losing their homes and many had no idea that they were at risk. Out of that discovery, The Foundation Works was born raising the bar on foundation repair in Los Angeles. Tom Pelletier - Founder and Owner of The Foundation Works. .

We started in this industry in 1994.

We describe our business as Well established


The Foundation Works

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Review by in Van Nuys, CA
They were courteous, respectful, and answered our questions completely.

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Review by in Pasadena, CA
In only 2-1/2 days, they reinforced a buckled basement wall, rejoined the stairwell which was separated from that wall by a 40-plus-year-old tree root---performed a complete seismic boltdown on my Spanish-style 2BR bungalow---and without bankrupting me. All in all, good show!

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Review by in San Fernando, CA
Project: Repair cracks in foundation - the initial inspector explained what was specifically needed for my home without upselling with other bells and whistles. The repair crew was prompt, on time with proper permits in hand. Clean-up was commendable. Would highly recommend.

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Review by in Los Angeles, CA
Very good communication

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Review by in Glendale, CA
They were very professional, and understanding of our needs. The owner of the company actually answered any questions we had before even hiring them.

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