Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 by Mary Lowe
Whether you've just noticed a crack in your wall for the first time, or you've slowly seen it grow from inch to several, there are a few things that hold true about foundation repair. Foundation issues do not get better with time, but many Broadview Heights homeowners wait roughly five years before they call on a specialist to look at the problem.
Here are three reasons why waiting to get your foundation fixed is a bad idea.
Often times, when someone notices a foundation issue, it's usually something that started small and grew over time. This could be a crack in a poured concrete basement wall, or perhaps you're noticing a gap between the floorboards and the wall.
As the problem continues, it will take more effort and resources to bring the foundation back to its most stable condition. Also, the more a foundation falls into disrepair, there is chance other issues will start to be present. Some of those issues include sticking doors and windows, or even problems with the roof.
Next, the safety and stability of a home's foundation can be compromised the longer you wait to repair it. Bowing walls are a sign the foundation could cave in -- which happens more than you think.
Additionally, foundation issues can affect the floors on the levels above the basement, slab, or crawlspace. The flooring above the basement can become bouncy or uneven, making it less safe.
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A new homeowner would assume any responsibility for the home's foundation. If a foundation issue was flagged during home inspections, it could indicate a major expense coming soon.
Well, the good news is a repaired foundation is not a red flag for a potential buyer. In fact, there are even instances where a repaired foundation is more stable and stronger than the original construction.
Homeowners balance several different decisions and priorities when it comes to their homes. This can cause stress and lead to neglect when they notice a concerning crack in a poured wall, bouncing floors that make it easy to lose balance, or floors separating from the wall.
However, fixing a foundation should remain top-of-mind. While the pricing and inconvenience of a home project might be uncomfortable in the short term, it will restore property value, ensure a safe living space, and -- ultimately -- result in peace of mind for the homeowner. The Basement Guys are here to make your basement projects as easy as possible, don't wait any longer call us today, 1-330-333-9322!