Spending money to repair your home’s foundation is a lot less fun than writing a check for a vacation to the Bahamas. And, we’ll admit, your home’s foundation repair story probably won’t be the juiciest bit of gossip at the next dinner party you attend. But when foundation repair is necessary, it can’t be ignored.
If you’ve noticed any of the classic signs of a foundation problem (described below), reach out to our team at Columbia CrawlSpace for a free, fair, and honest quote. Call (931) 982-5310.
Signs You May Have a Foundation Problem
Common signs of a foundation issue may include:
- Cracks in the walls
- Sagging floors
- Moisture problems
- Drafts in basement
- Mold or mildew
- Insect infestations
- Windows or doors that don’t close properly
5 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Ignore Foundation Issues!
#1 Costs accumulate. Acting quickly at the first sign of a foundation problem can save thousands of dollars. If an issue is allowed to worsen, the costs associated with the foundation repair can increase. With a free estimate from Columbia CrawlSpace, you’ve got nothing to lose!
#2 Climbing utility costs. Some foundation problems allow moisture to enter the house from below, which pushes your air conditioning unit to work harder. Not only does this result in higher utility bills, but it could also shorten the life of your unit.
#3 Trouble selling the property. If you think you might have a foundation problem, rest assured that a homebuyer’s inspector will determine whether you do or do not when you go to sell. Buyers are very wary of foundation issues. Expect the buyer to ask that you pay to fix the issue or expect to sell for less than your asking price minus the cost of the repair. Why not fix now and sell later for full value?
#4 Insect infestations. A compromised foundation can allow insects and rodents to enter your house. Not only is this a threat to your health and safety, but infestations can cause further damage to your home (termites, for example). Once an infestation occurs, you’ll have to fix your foundation and pay an exterminator to remediate the infestation.
#5 Plumbing problems. A shifting or cracked foundation can damage water pipes located beneath the slab of your home. These pipes are very costly to fix because of the difficulty involved in accessing them. Other pipes above grade, such as those in the walls can also burst or leak as the foundation shifts.
Let’s Take Care of Your Foundation Issue
For a free estimate, call Columbia CrawlSpace today at (931) 982-5310.