Cracked walls, doors that won’t close and chimneys that separate from the house are symptoms of the underlying foundation settling issues. But here’s the good news – yes, these problems can be fixed! And the experts at Indiana Foundation Service can help you address the underlying foundation settlement. We have helped hundreds of Indiana homeowners do so.
A concern many homeowners grapple with is foundation repair vs. foundation replacement. Some homeowners may jump to the conclusion that if their foundation has a problem, they’re going to have to pull out all the stops and remove and replace the entire foundation. This method is time-consuming, expensive, invasive, and doesn’t address the root of the problem. Depending on the problem and symptoms, various repair methods can instead be used to mend the issues your home is facing.
There are so many ways you, your family, and your home will benefit from foundation repair. Here are just two of the major perks:
- Enhanced Safety and Structural Integrity – Everyone deserves a safe place to call home, but it won’t exist of the walls collapse or the floors sink below your feet. You might have other projects you’d like to tackle, but the longer you ignore foundation problems, the more expensive they will be down the road and the more danger you’re subjecting your family to. By properly addressing foundation cracks and movement, you’ll ensure the safety of your home and your family today and for years to come.
- Improved Real Estate Value – You may intend to live in your house for the foreseeable future or selling could be something you’ve been entertaining. Either way, your home is going to be on the market at some point, and you want to make sure it is ready. The real estate/resale value of your home depends on a wide variety of factors. There are many people out there who enjoy renovating and flipping fixer-uppers, but most homebuyers expect pristine worry-free homes. Foundation problems can reduce your home’s resale value by 10 to 30 percent, and buyers could have problems getting a mortgage. Something you must do as an Indiana homeowner selling your house is complete the Seller’s Residential Real Estate Sales Disclosure form to the best of your ability. This includes disclosing any foundation and structural problems, as well as any areas that were treated for wood–destroying insects.