There are some things in life you should wait for, foundation repair is not one of those. The best time to repair your foundation is now.
Here are five reasons you should repair your foundation immediately
Foundation problems don’t just “go away.” Pretending they don’t exist or delaying repairs only gives the situation more time to deteriorate.
If ignored, a leaning wall could become a collapsed wall. Your foundation is the base upon which your home sits. If foundation issues are ignored, they can be catastrophic. Too much damage and your house may be unfit for occupation or altogether condemned.
Water in the soil outside the home puts pressure on the foundation, and that same water seeks ways to enter a basement through cracks and crevices.
Once inside, water can damage your personal possessions, leave stains and odors and cause mold growth.
Not fixing your foundation allows water an easy entrance into your home.
What may have once been a simple fix, if caught early, can escalate to a major problem. Catching and fixing a small wall crack, for example, will be easier than dealing with a collapsed wall.
As the project scope increases, so will your costs. More excavation and equipment – not to mention longer labor hours – are needed for big foundation repairs.
In addition to the foundation repairs, you’ll also have the cost of interior home repairs. Stained and damaged walls and drywall will need to be fixed as will any cracked ceilings or doors and windows out of alignment.
If you don’t want to deal with your home’s foundation issues, what makes you think the next buyers will? Leaving the issues unresolved can negatively impact your home’s resell value.
Knowing there are issues with the home may scare buyers off entirely. Your home could sit on the market for weeks or months with no offers.
Even if you do find a buyer, the home inspection process could reveal problems bigger than they’re willing to tackle.
Fixing your foundation problems early shows your home has been maintained and helps you earn the best resale value.
The peace of mind you get from knowing your foundation is solid is priceless.
With the foundation repaired, you won’t have to listen to rainstorms and worry if your basement’s flooding.
The leaning wall will be straight once more, allowing you to enjoy your home.
Your house is your oasis. Fixing foundation problems puts you back on solid ground and eliminates worry.