Lots of families have had a lot more time on their hands than they have had in a while. Why not take some of that time to evaluate the condition of your home’s foundation for potential problems? Perhaps you have noticed there were problems earlier on, like cracks in the walls or stuck doors, but have gotten so caught up in your work routine that they fell to the wayside. When left unattended, structural problems decrease the value of your home and will only worsen over time.
It may have been nagging at you, and for good reason, so take this time to capitalize on the possible opportunities for improvement that you can assess while at home.
Some signs you can look for or ask around about are cracks in the walls, doors that either stick or swing, or floors that are uneven. These signs can point to possible foundation repair problems your home is experiencing. Once contacting a local professional makes sense, call for one to help give you a thorough evaluation of your home and help construct a sensible foundation repair solution. Every home is different, with different degrees and types of damage, so an evaluation is important in forming a solution that is right for your home.
‘It is important when dealing with the health of your home’s foundation that you provide as much detail as possible about the nature of the damage, the behavior of the problem, and the characteristics of your home’s relationship with the damaged area in particular. This will prevent creating more problems while addressing the existing one to ensure your home is left in the best possible condition, which is better than before the fix took place.
When it comes to selling your home, structural problems won’t cause a problem most of the time. For example, if you are financing the sale of your home, there isn’t much to worry about. However, there are plenty of loaning institutions that won’t provide you a loan if certain repairs aren’t done, if they are underway, or are currently scheduled to be done. Some state laws will even apply large penalties if a structural problem is kept hidden from a buyer.
Many homeowners might think that having work done on the foundation of their home may decrease its value. This is not accurate, as homes that are repaired by reputable contractors are determined to be more intact than prior to the repair. The appraisal value of our home will remain the same to reflect the integrity of the work done. Do not forget to research the reputation of any contractor you may look to for assistance, and any warranty they have provided you.
Do you know of any foundational problems that are lingering around your home? Have you noticed the signs of possible foundation distress, but haven’t taken the time to look? Consider the variables described above to get the most possible success out of a foundation repair venture for your home. When the time is right and you have decided to take action to increase the integrity of your home, give Barrier Waterproofing Systems a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168.