3 Reasons Why A Foundation Inspection Is So Important

Having a foundation inspection is so important and can benefit you for several reasons. This article will discuss three great reasons to have your foundation inspected.

3 Reasons Why A Foundation Inspection Is So Important

Prevent Further Damage From Occurring In Your Home 

If for any reason you think that you may have a problem with your foundation, it is important that you call an expert right away. The small crack that you see may be just the beginning of settling with your foundation, or it may be signs of a huge foundational problem that has otherwise been unseen up until this point. In any case, the sooner that you call for help, the quicker the damage can be stopped and the repairs will begin.

Keeps You And Your Family Safe

A foundation that has been compromised can be incredibly harmful to you and your family. If the ground below your foundation has started to settle and shift, then your foundation is no longer on a firm base. This in turn means that the structure of your entire home has been compromised. Feeling like your home isn’t safe to live in is terrifying. Thankfully, a foundation inspection can help to assure you that you are in fact safe in your home or it will allow them to pinpoint and fix the problems with your foundation.

Save You From Making A Bad Purchase 

Having a foundation inspected on a home that you are thinking about purchasing is a great idea. If the inspector does find that something is wrong with the foundation, you will be able to back away from what would have been a terrible investment for you. If you fail to have the foundation inspected, you may end up with a home that turns into a huge money pit for you.

To schedule your foundation inspection today, visit us at Steady House Foundation Repair.

by Steady House Foundation Repair Blog

Foundation Maintenance For New Homes

For some, they choose to buy a new home built within at least the last few years because they are is less likely to be a problem. Everything inside and out is new so they are less likely to have an expensive home problems in the next few years. However, as with everything new, if you don’t perform proper maintenance, problems are in your future. If you hope to avoid that with the foundation of your new home, here are a few simple tasks you can do to keep your foundation maintained.

Foundation Maintenance For New Homes

New Foundation Maintenance Checklist

If you have a new foundation, you can expect some settling to happen. That is just what happens to new foundations. However, while you can expect to see some hairline cracking, anything deeper can be a sign of more serious issues. While you can’t prevent natural settling, you can still do the following to keep your foundation healthy longer.

  • Monitor exterior cracking and watch for interior cracking on walls or floors
  • Water your foundation in periods of drought, especially if your home was built on expansive clay
  • Making sure gutters and other drainage systems are clean and not clogged
  • Monitor landscaping and root growth near your foundation

These tasks are all relatively simple to do. A lot of new home foundation maintenance is just walking around your home’s exterior and making sure everything looks fine. Looking for tree roots, pooling water, or larger cracks is easy to do, and when caught early, foundation damage isn’t the financial horror story to fix that many make it out to be.

If you are having foundation problems, no matter the age of your home, contact us today. Steady House Foundation can help you assess the situation and advise you on the options you have to repair it.

by Steady House Foundation Repair Blog