In these trying times of a recession, one doesn’t like to spend money on non-essential items. Buying a new 52” Vizio Flat Screen TV on sale is a non-essential item, having your foundation repaired is an essential item,. Foundation problems do not fix themselves. The signs of foundation problems might temporarily leave as the seasons change, but will return with greater possibilities of more damage. How can a homeowner receive an “Economic Foundation Repair in recession”? This can be accomplished by following four easy steps:
1. Hire a professional foundation contractor:
You want a foundation contractor first to look and assess your foundation problems. This will explain why it has happened and how to fix the problem. Therefore, when it is time to solicit bids for your project all contractors need to bid what is required by the professional engineer and based on building codes in your area.
Engineers are not doing work for the sake of doing work. They have been trained in school as well as in the field of what is right or what is wrong. The recommendations should be carried out, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t question the reason why. A good professional engineer will explain the reasons for the recommendations. He or she is only looking out for the safety of you the customer and your home.
2. Proper Drainage:
After all work is completed, make sure you have the correct drainage completed. This might involve new gutters, down spots, French drains, or foot drain and sump pumps. The major contributing factor to foundation problems is water. Make sure you get water away from you foundation as quickly as it appears. If you take the steps in proper drainage you could save money down the road from having to get other parts of your foundation repaired.
As a homeowner, to get an economic foundation repair one must get professionals involved. This will save you time and money in the long run by insuring your foundation is correctly repaired the first time. The contractor you have chosen should complete the work as directed by the engineer. It is then your obligation, as a homeowner, to make sure your house has the correct drainage. If you have questions on the correct drainage, be sure to ask your foundation contractor. If you follow the 2 steps mentioned your success rate of economic foundation repair can be achieved, as well as, preventing future foundation problems elsewhere in your home.