When foundation of any house is complete they settle to a certain degree into the ground. After the cement dries small cracks occur on wall which is small and vertical. It happens due to shrinkage of cement after getting dry. Although it doesn’t affect the interior of the walls, but these cracks appearing on the foundation wall can make your doors and windows crooked and weaken the building.
In case, home is constructed on poor soil that was not compacted nicely, then chances of foundation repair increases. Due to moisture, soil expands and after getting dry, it shrinks dropping the foundation more into the ground. This leaves larger gaps on walls and flooring, also you can see sagging and uneven floors. The reason for moist soil can be due to leakage in water pipe, poor drainage system, deep roots of trees loosening soil etc.
A poorly constructed house often faces such problems. Therefore, it is imperative that you appoint an expert to examine your house every quarter of the year. These experts examine properly and give various solutions of repairing such damages. Either they fill up cracks or repair any broken pipe or wooden block.
There are various reasons why you should appoint an expert to get your foundation checked –
- They are experienced and trained professionals who are also from a certified institute. They can diagnose accurately the potential problem and can give immediate solution.
- As a house owner, you have lot of emotions attached to it because you have invested a lot into it. When you hire an expert you know they would handle it nicely leaving you relieved.
- If you get damages repaired before it gets worse then you save lot of money as minor damages could be repaired immediately, but major damages need lot of man power, material and money.
- A professional knows the best way of rectifying things at a minimal cost. Unprofessional not only buy expensive material but also their work is poor resulting to damages again.
After a proper analysis the expert gives you a written report which is approved by their manager. The report gives you the detail of your home and all the areas that need rectification. This way you can also determine the level of improvement required and the amount of cost involved in this type of work.
As you go online or to your local bureau to find the number for a professional who can repair your foundation, always look for a company that has good reviews and has been into business for years.