The Importance of Foundation Estimates for Real Estate Properties

The foundation is one of the most important aspects of a home. Foundations do more than keep your house raised above the ground. Building foundations also protects against moisture, insulates against the cold, and more. Damage to your foundation can cause quite a few issues. Mold invasion, insect infestations, and even lower property value are all examples. It’s best to repair the problem immediately, as a cheap fix today could turn into a bigger issue tomorrow. If you’re looking to buy or sell a piece of real estate, you may want to get a foundation estimate soon. 

What to Look for Before Getting a Real Estate Foundation Estimate

Most people aren’t foundation repair experts. It can be challenging to know when you should take evidence of foundation damage seriously. For example, cracks only in the foundation are not an issue and shouldn’t be a worry. However, cracks in the foundation that travel up and through the structure are signs of severe damage. So, how can you determine when it’s time to contact a professional? There are a few warning signs you can spot before getting your estimate. 

On the outside of the building, we can see it pretty clearly. Check your foundation for horizontal cracks. Grab a look at your chimney if you have one as well. Does it lean like the Tower of Pisa? This could be an indicator of a larger issue.

On the other hand, the inside of the building might be less obvious, even if there are more signs. If you have foundation issues, you might have issues with your walls, windows, and doors. Are there cracks climbing your walls? Are your windows and doors sagging? Even if you don’t notice them sagging, they may be difficult to open and close. If you see any of these issues, we can help! 

When Should I Get a Real Estate Foundation Estimate?

It’s important to take care of foundation repairs as soon as possible. Most of the time, when you catch damage early on, the repair costs can be much cheaper. Damage that goes unresolved has the potential to turn into a bigger issue in the future. Your home will usually tell you when something isn’t right.

It’s best to get an estimate when you start to see some of the warning signs above. If you’re selling a piece of real estate, you should get an estimate before putting it on the market. New home buyers are especially looking to make sure their new home’s foundation is sound. A poor foundation can decrease a property’s value by a significant amount.

Are You Ready to Get Your Real Estate Foundation Estimate?

WCK Foundation Repair is here for you! We’ve been providing Louisiana with quality foundation repair work since 1983. With financing options for any budget, WCK can help. We know that foundation damage can be stressful and we want to make the repair process as smooth as possible. If you suspect that you need some repairs, schedule your free estimate today! Questions? Contact us online or give us a call today!

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