Homeowners have a pivotal responsibility when it comes to taking preventative measures to combat foundation damage. Take a proactive role by keeping your eyes and ears open for signs of a compromised foundation. Reasons to stay proactive when it comes to foundation repair include:
- Problems with your foundation will only get worse
- Foundation issues can lead to more severe structural issues if left unattended
- Some foundation types will experience irreversible damage if not addressed early
- Cost of repair can sometimes be reduced with early detection
- Technicians provide honest and free evaluations, so there is no downside. If there is no issue, we will tell you.
Why Being Proactive Is Important
The classic signs of a damaged foundation may include visible cracks in the walls and the door and/or windows not properly opening and shutting. Since this does not inhibit day-to-day living, most homeowners fail to take action and go about their business. However, if left unaddressed, the problem can spread and eventually lead to far more serious and costly repairs.
Consider the adage “the longer you wait the more you pay.” This is very true with respects to foundations. Once the foundation begins moving, the damage won’t reverse on its own. Plus, soil conditions in and around Plano, Garland, and the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth area, are prone to major shifts, causing an already compromised foundation to shift, crack, and split even more.
With early detection, you may only require a minor remediation. Prolonging for a few extra months or even years may mean more intrusive excavation and pier installation. This is a far more lengthy and expensive procedure.
How to Be Proactive
When we say proactive, we mean being cognizant of the signs that may indicate foundation damage. This may include the aforementioned doors and window that won’t shut properly. You should also be mindful of uneven or sloping floors and counters and cabinets that separate from the wall.
The next step is to arrange for an inspection. Most foundation repair services actually provide free evaluations. Even if the report suggests repairs are required, it will likely be a lot more affordable now than if you were to hold it off for several more years.
Be a Proactive Homeowner
Proactive home repair from us begins with proactive homeowners. Take the initial step by calling Align Foundation Repair for a routine inspection. That first step can end up saving you thousands of dollars and headaches down the road. Foundation repairs require construction-grade equipment, but also knowledge and expertise from a professional repair service.