Why You Should Call a Foundation Repair Contractor When You Begin to See Foundation Cracks

Serious handyman shows a repair estimate to new homeowners.

Most of us don’t rush out to repair cracks in our foundation, but we should. Small cracks likely don’t seem like a big problem, but the problem is, they can become so. Our foundations are the very base our homes are built on and they need care and maintenance. They hold our homes up and small repairs are much better than larger, expensive ones. If you have recently noticed that you have foundation cracks in your home, then it is a good idea to contact a professional as soon as you can. You may consider foundation repair a DIY project, but there are several reasons why it might be best to hire professionals who are skilled and well-trained when it comes to dealing with your foundation.

Thorough Foundation Inspection Completed

When a foundation crack appears, it is typically just the surface of the issue. Performing a DYI repair on a crack will simply be putting a “band-aid” on the bigger issue. A professional knows what to look for and will be able to assess the foundation to notate any issues that could be leading to the surface crack. Upon inspection, most professionals will provide detailed reports, notating repair issues, allow you to move forward and prioritize future repair work.

Proactive Foundation Repair for Possible Bigger and Costlier Issues Later

Because a professional will thoroughly inspect the foundation and all cracks, notating the root causes, you will have a much better chance of making proactive repairs that, when identified early, can save you major complications and money in the near future.

Workmanship Guarantees and Proven Techniques Using the Latest Technologies and Tools

All foundational work by professionals should carry some level of workmanship guarantee. Professionals that make foundation repairs on a regular basis will have made many different types of repairs on many different foundation settings and will carry all that training and experience, along with portable access to all the necessary and proper tools to get the job done, all in accordance with OSHA-compliant regulations. Also, dependent on the complexity of the foundation repair, keep in mind that certain procedures will require city/county building permits to be applied for and approved prior to work being completed. Professionals will have knowledge of these requirements, saving you the hassle of facing fines and penalties.

Peace of Mind When it Comes to the Safety of You and Your Family

Foundation cracks can compromise the overall structure of your home, which makes it unsafe for you or your family. The last thing that you want is to remain in a home that isn’t safe. Hiring a professional ensures that any structural issues with your home are spotted and taken care of so that you and your family are as safe as possible.

In Many Cases, the Costs of the Foundation Repairs can be Financed

Using a professional repair company affords many homeowners the opportunity to finance a portion, or all, of the costs associated with the repair job. This should greatly ease the financial burden of making costly repairs to the individual.

Finding out that you’re in need of home foundation repair doesn’t have to throw you into a panic or automatically doom the sale of your home. Acquaint yourself with signs your foundation may be losing integrity and seek out a professional opinion. Educating yourself about foundation repairs will make the process of hiring a reputable contractor much more manageable and get you well on your way to a foundation fix!

With Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, you’ll know you are in good hands right away! We have been serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Metro Detroit area since 1975, and operate with the highest level of integrity and honesty (holding an A+ Better Business Bureau rating). Contact Tom’s today to learn about foundation crack repair solutions and speak with a basement repair expert near you. Call (586) 776-7270 or submit an appointment request online, today!