Settling, moisture issues, and weather can cause cracks and fissures in your foundation. Whether you have just noticed the damage or you’ve seen it increase over time, there is one thing about deteriorating foundations that doesn’t change: they don’t get better on their own. Many homeowners make the mistake of waiting too long to address their foundation concerns. There are three main reasons why repairing your foundation as quickly as possible is the best course of action.
One reason to immediately address a foundation issue is timeliness. Foundation issues usually start small and the first signs of damage are very seldom noticed. If unaddressed, these issues will continue to grow. Whether the damage is a crack in a concrete wall or a gap in the flooring, a timely response is the key to minimizing further damage. In addition, the longer the damage remains, the more impact it will have on a structure’s integrity. Fixing foundation issues as soon as you are aware of them saves time, materials, and money.
By repairing your foundation, you are also restoring your structure’s integrity. A stable foundation makes you feel more secure with your property. Bowed walls can collapse and structures can cave in if foundation problems are not addressed. In addition to saving you money over the long term, repairing your foundation restores your peace of mind.
Lastly, completing foundation repairs protects your home’s value. A deteriorating foundation will be noticed during an inspection, creating a costly expense and possibly slowing down or stopping the sale of your home.
Noticing a crack or other damage to your foundation is just the first step. What you do next is more important. Don’t wait for foundation repairs to rob you of your money, safety, and peace of mind—address them immediately with a call to Regional Foundation!