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Foundation Repair Cost

clock February 10, 2014 10:17 by author
Foundation repair costs include the amount of damage and the type of repair method. My Foundation Repairs provides a detailed estimate for your project.

The Cost of Foundation Repair

Foundation settlement is nothing to ignore. It can lead to major structural problems within your home. Foundation repair costs depends on how extensive the damage is and what method is needed to get the repair done. To confidently determine the cause of foundation damage and determine what foundatiaon repair is needed, it is impotant to have an experienced foudnation contradctor inspect your home and foundation and give you the best solution and best products for your foundation repair needs. The professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing has the experience and knowledge to give you the the facts regarding what is needed for your foundation repair. 

It is important to have a trustworthy foundation repair and waterproofing contractor who can provide you with the inspection and service you need for your foundation repair. While there are many differing opinions regarding how to repair a foundadtion and which solutions are best, My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing can provide you with a better understanding about your foundation repair needs. 

Repairing Rather Than Replacing 

It is a myth that replacing a damaged foundation with a new foundation is a more long-lasting solution than repairing the foundation. This is a needless huge cost to homeowners. An experienced foundation repair contractor can determine what has caused the foundation damage and correct the problem by using foundation repair products such as steel push piers and helical piers. The products used by My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products made in the industry. When these products are installed, the foundadtion can be leveled back to its original position. The results is a permanent repair that completed more quickly and for less cost than total replacement. 

When you think of foundation repair, you probably think you are going to need to empy your saving account to pay for it. The cost of the foundation repair depends on what the problem is and what it takes to get the foundation repair done. Determining the true cause of your foundadtion settlement can save you time and money. Let the professionals at My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing inspect youe home and diagnose the problem and give your the best solution at the best cost for your repair needs. 

Not all Contractors are Created Equal

It is important to contact a foundadtion repair contractor that is properly licensed and insured. This insures that they have the proper training. When you contact My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing, you will be getting a highly trained professional that will inspect your home and give you the solution needed to get your repair needs done. Finding out by a professional the true cause of your foundation settlement can save you time and money. Let a trained professional identify your foundation needs. 

Just as not all contractors are created equal, not all foundation repair products are made equally. There is not just one choice of

foundation repair product for all situations. Inferior products will only cost you money in the future. The products used by the contractors at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing use only the best products made in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry.

At the first sign of foundation problems, call the professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing. The sooner the problem is identified, the less it will cost in the long run. Waiting too long to get the repair done, will end up costing you more for the repair. Don't let the cost of foundation repair scare you. Repairing a settling foundation will keep your investment in the top-dollar range. Contact us today for a free estimate.



Dry Conditions Can Leave Homes On Unstable Foundations

clock January 31, 2014 05:47 by author
Dry soil conditions cause unstable foundations such as settlement and cracking. If you notice sticking doors and windows, contact My Foundation Repairs today.

Dry Soil Conditions Can Lead to Settlement

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Drought years lead to extra settling, cracks in walls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The dry weather conditions are causing serious problems with some homes in the Kansas City area.

 

Dry and clay soil gets even drier during droughts and the lack of moisture is causing an excess of problems.

 

"It was pretty obvious when someone walked into the room that there was a problem," said resident Cindy Geir."The door was just hard to open and close, and some of the windows wouldn't open anymore."

 

Small cracks and other problems inside the home can mean some major repairs outside.

 

The foundation in Cindy Geir's home sank up to three inches.

 

While it may seem like a small amount, the price tag for fixing the problem isn't.

 

"You're probably in the $5,000 range and up," said Mark Phillips of Arrow  Foundation Repair.

 

"Because the drought has really just continued," he said. "It's really been like this the last two years, just because we haven't had a lot of moisture, and that includes snow, so therefore, the ground is still pretty dry."

When it's this dry, soil pulls away from the foundation and causes the home to lose stability and sink.

 

While some experts recommend watering around the foundation to help prevent it from happening, it won't take care of all of the problems.

"It will alleviate and get the clay soils into a neutral mode, but inevitably, we're going to get into a drought again, and you're probably going to be right back to the same problem," said Phillips.

He said one thing people can do is keep their eyes open for cracked drywall or sticking doors and windows. Sometimes catching the problem early can mean saving a lot of money.

 

Arrow Foundation Repair said it usually sees about 100 repairs per year, but that number has risen over the past two years.







DIY Foundation Repair - Why NOT to Do It

clock December 27, 2013 09:26 by author
Avoid DIY foundation repair because it only puts a bandaid on the problem. Hire an expert to find a foundation repair solution in your budget range.

It's so tempting to consider do-it-yourself foundation repair. It is sort of like when you aren't feeling well, you Google search your symptoms on the internet, and find possible matches for your problem and consider not going to the doctor. The same is true for your foundation problems. You figure you can save money if you do it yourself, so you Google search the symptoms, and consider trying to fix your foundation problems yourself. The problem is, you are likely just going to put a bandaid on a much bigger problem. All over the internet and TV today you find websites and programs with DIY steps for fixing foundation problems. Most people do not have the tools that it would take to do what really needs to be done for foundation repairs. The problem is programs on TV and website make it seem simple, and bait their programs with the enticing "you could save a lot of money" tagline. 

Why DIY isn't the Way to Go

Your foundation is literally the most important part of your home. Most people are focusing on the cosmetic parts of their home. Paint, flooring, and the like. These very well might be good DIY projects for homeowners. When it comes to your foundation however, you really don't want to go the DIY route. Here is why:

1. It is hard to tell when foundation problems are leading to foundation failure. Sure, you might know the signs and symptoms of foundation problems. A homeowner should know the signs including bowing and leaning walls, floor cracks, wall cracks, drywall cracks, foundation cracks, leaning chimneys, water stains and leaks, and doors and windows that stick. But do you know when foundation failure is imminent? It takes a structural engineer to really know how serious the problems you have are. Special training is required to recognize these types of problems and the level of seriousness is envolved. So know the symptoms and make sure to act accordingly. 

2. You foundation can make or break the value of your home. Your foundation really is the most important part of your house. When an inspection is done on your home if you are trying to sell it, the inspector will absolutely know the difference between DIY foundation repairs and professional foundation repairs, and it WILL affect the value of your home. 

3. You likely don't have the right tools to perform foundation repairs. Many websites claim to offer DIY foundation repair "kits" but slapping some carbon fiber on a wall crack may not be all that you need. Some foundation repair jobs require piering products or underpinning products to lift or level a foundation. Some foundation repairs require grout or epoxy injections performed under high pressure. These require special equipment to complete. Some jobsites even require excavation to get to the root area of the problem. Again, you really won't know until you contact a foundation repair expert or structural engineer. 

4. You could cause yourself injury or cause additional damage to your home. It's okay to admit you might not know how to fix your foundation cracks, or bowing and leaning walls. It is a lot better to admit that than to hurt yourself because you don't know what you are doing. It is also very possible that you could make your foundation problems worse by not knowing what you are doing. There is no DIY foundation repair important enough to cause yourself injury or further home damage. If you aren't sure, or if you are following steps on a website or from a kit to do your foundation repairs, you probably don't have the skills required to do the job safely.

5. You might cost yourself more money in the end. Number 4 leads right into number 5. If you aren't sure what you are doing you could cost yourself a lot more money in the end. It is possible that you try to fix your own foundation and when it doesn't work, a foundation specialist comes in and has to undo what you tried to do to fix your own problem. This can result in higher costs for your foundation repairs. Your wallet is definitely something to consider when it comes to do it yourself foundation repairs. 

Skip DIY Foundation Repairs - Consult a Foundation Specialist

Of course it is understandable to try to save yourself some money when it comes to home repair. No one wants to spend more money than they need to when it comes to foundation repairs. The good news is, if you get in touch with a foundation repair specialist through My Foundation Repairs, we will get you in touch with a foundation repair specialist in your area that is licensed and reputable. They will work very hard to find a foundation repair solution in your budget range. They also won't try to find a problem where there isn't one. It may be that there is a less expensive solution available for the problems that you are having. You won't be lead down the wrong path. The other good thing about finding a foundation specialist through My Foundation Repairs is we only recommend foundation specialist that use the best foundation repair products available on the market today. Whether it be foundation piering or underpinning products, epoxy or grouting materials, or even waterproofing and drainage solutions, only the best products are utilized. This means long lasting foundation repair solutions for you and your home.



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