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4 Reasons Why You Should Not Put Off Foundation Repair For A Later Time

by Bessie Beck

Noticeably sagging or sinking floors and cracks in the walls are just some of the signs of foundation problems every property owner should keep an eye out for. The best time for foundation repairs is always as soon as you discover the problems. A qualified foundation repair contractor will assess your property to establish if there is indeed a problem that needs remediation.

Why get foundation work done sooner rather than later?

1. Foundation Damage Gets Worse Over Time

That foundation problems generally get worse over time is a well-known fact. How fast the foundation degrades will depend on a number of factors such as soil movement and water drainage.

What may seem like a small crack can gradually progress into a large fracture which will threaten the structural integrity of your property. Some damage that eventually leads to a building collapsing can actually be avoided if professional foundation repair is done at the very first sign of trouble.

2. It Will Help You Avoid Secondary Problems

The state and condition of your foundation will have an effect on the stability and strength of your entire structure. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that a compromised foundation may lead to secondary issues including damage to your window and door frames, walls and the roof.  You may notice that your windows and doors get jammed a lot more, cracks begin to form in your walls, not to mention that your roof may appear to sag.

3. It Will Save You Money In Repairs

Once the problem worsens, foundation repairs will involve doing more and will require more in terms of materials and labour, all of which will only cause the cost of repairs to go up.  To be able to save in the long run, it is important that you get your foundation repaired as soon as you discover any problem.

4. A Compromised Foundation Will Decrease Your Property Value

Third-party inspections are an important part of any property sale. Such independent inspections will reveal problems with your foundation if you delay or put off calling in a foundation repair contractor to remediate the situation. This will have a great impact on the valuation of your property.

Some potential buyers may not be too keen on buying a property with a failing foundation and may end up looking elsewhere. For those willing to go ahead with the sale, you can expect to fetch a lower price for your property because the new owner will factor how much they will spend on foundation repair in the price they offer.