Foundation repair sounds like an expensive, lengthy process. A question that many homeowners ask themselves is “is foundation repair worth it?” In a word: yes. Not only does foundation repair fix unsightly cracks in your home, but it also adds value to your home and keeps you and your family safe. Let’s take a look at the ways foundation repair can improve the overall quality of your home.
Increase Home Value
When you try to sell your home, buyers are going to look for a home in good shape. When they see cracks on the interior and exterior, bowing walls, sinking on one side, etc, they are not likely to pay your asking price. In fact, a foundation issues can decrease your home’s total value anywhere from 10% to 20%. Putting in that work now will pay off when you’re looking to sell in a competitive housing market.
While the home value is something that you may only worry about when you are selling, safety is something to think about always. A bowing wall might start out looking like a crack. But the longer you put it off, the closer you get to potential collapse. If you plan on living in your house for a long time, foundation repair is definitely worth it to repair the current damage done, as well as put in precautionary measures so you will have less dangerous issues to worry about in the future.
Foundation repair is definitely an investment. But if you are seeing symptoms of a potentially dangerous problem, getting professional help will save you both a headache and money in the long run. For example, say you see a horizontal crack in your basement wall. It’s not attractive, but it doesn’t bother you, so you decide not to fix it right away. Eventually that crack gets bigger and bigger, and the wall starts to bow. Given enough time, hydrostatic pressure could be too much for that wall and it could collapse. At this point you have a major repair on your hands that is going to cost much more than if you addressed the symptoms early on.
Jerry’s Waterproofing has several solutions for foundation repair, like steel push piers or helical tiebacks. We can work with you to find the solution that works best for your home and your budget. We do not consider a job done until you are completely satisfied. Don’t wait until it is too late – contact us for a quote!