The Foundation Works Now Offering ADU Floor Planning in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA –The Foundations Works, a residential foundation repair and soft story earthquake retrofitting services company has expanded their service offerings to include full engineering plans for ADU home remodels, new construction, and garage conversions throughout greater Los Angeles.

According to Keith Whallett, CEO of The Foundation Works, the new division and services stemmed from increasing demand from homeowners wanting to build an ADU on their property. “Since 2020 when California passed the bill that made it easier for homeowners to build an ADU, the demand for extra workspace during COVID-19, extra living space in homes, and income generation has skyrocketed. Of course, here in Los Angeles, to be approved by the LA Department of Building and Safety, all plans go through rigorous reviews before the permit can be approved.”

To that end, The Foundation Works developed its ADU floor planning division, and now offers engineered plans for home remodels, new construction of ADUs on the property, and garage conversion. Whallett says that homeowners are coming to The Foundation Works for plans to expedite the permitting process. “Our plans are being approved, thus preventing delays that others experience because plans need to be revised. This helps keep costs down. After all, a free-standing ADU can cost more than $300,000, so homeowners are smart to look for ways to cut down on added re-design fees, and delays,” Whallet said.

The same is true for ADU garage conversion plans provided by The Foundation Works. “Garage conversions, particularly of detached garages are more popular than ever,” Whallet said. From housing adult children, or elderly parents during the pandemic, to providing more space for families during lockdowns, the surge in interest in ADU garage conversions is unlike anything Whallett has seen. “The new laws grant all homeowners the right to build an ADU on their property. Garage conversions, home remodels, and the construction of a new unit all qualify as ADUs in L.A. Our team provides floor plans for any type of ADU a homeowner may wish to build. Garage conversions are certainly some of the most requested plans,” he added.

Continuing Whallett said that the new ADU floor planning division marks an exciting and rewarding new service offering for the company. “The Foundation Works is honored to be able to provide ADU floor plans that will get approved for homeowners in Los Angeles. We’re also grateful that the new laws mandate rapid permitting for our residents. It’s no secret that L.A. has a severe housing shortage. So we’re happy to see that homeowners are free to expand their homes, take in family members, or even generate additional rental income by constructing a unit on their property. The passage of these bills is nothing short of a win for homeowners in L.A. We’re genuinely happy to help them see their dreams for added space become a reality, thanks to our ADU floor planning division.”

As a top-reviewed foundation repair, seismic retrofitting company, and ADU planning company headquartered in Burbank, The Foundation Works has a 100% record of job completions. Services provided include block foundation refits, pier and beam, brick foundation upgrades, foundation wall repair, basement repair, foundation crack repair, and floor leveling. The Foundation Works has successfully completed the FEMA training for seismic retrofit of single-family wood-frame homes and satisfied the requirements of the CEA-California Earthquake Authority. The Foundation Works appears in the contractor directory of the EBB- Earthquake Brace and Bolt State Grant Program website and is also a listed Home Depot Pro vendor. Visit

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