Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 by Leslie Uphouse
Foundation issues don’t get better with time. Many people wait an average of five years before they call on a specialist to look at the problem. Whether you’ve just noticed a crack in your wall for the first time, or you’ve slowly seen it grow, The Basement Guys know a few things that hold true about foundation repair. Here are three reasons why waiting to fix your Perry, OH foundation is a bad idea.
The problem will get more expensive.
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.
The issue may become a major safety concern.
The safety and stability of a home’s foundation can be compromised the longer a homeowner waits to repair it. Bowing walls are a sign the foundation could cave in – and they often do.
The more a foundation wears down, the more issues arise around the home, such as sticking doors and windows, or even issues with the roof. Foundation issues can lead to uneven or wobbly floors above the basement, slab, or crawlspace, and could sink.
Your property value may decrease.
A new homeowner would assume any responsibility for the home’s foundation. If a foundation issue was flagged during the home inspection, it could indicate a major expense soon. 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.
We know homeowners balance a lot of different decisions and priorities when it comes to their homes. However, fixing a foundation should remain top-of-mind. While the price 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. The Basement Guys want to help you with your foundation issues, so give us a call today to set up a free estimate in the Perry, Ohio area.