Is Foundation Repair Worth It?August 16, 2023 Sydney Eyster
You may have recently discovered that your home has foundation problems. But you cannot help but wonder if it is worth spending all of the money to repair it? What is the worst that could happen if you just let it be?
Baird Foundation Repair is here to explain to you the many reasons why it is necessary and beneficial to repair your foundation at the first sight of damage.
Foundation issues are usually mild in the beginning but worsen over time. This means that they might be harmless at first glance but can become hazardous if left untreated for too long. Structural damage to the interior of your home, water damage, and plumbing issues are all possible outcomes of untreated foundation damage that can put you and your family in harm’s way. Sagging roofs can leak or even collapse, uneven or cracked floors can trip residents and cause other accidents, wall cracks can create gaps for gas leaks, and water damage attracts mold and mildew growth that can weaken structures and cause illness.
At Baird Foundation Repair, we know that family comes first. To keep you and your loved ones safe and avoid safety hazards caused by neglected foundation damage, we recommend tackling the problem sooner rather than later. It can be easy to forget about foundation issues because when they are mild, they can be undetectable and forgettable. But time will only increase the cost of repair and likelihood of danger, so it is best to repair it while it is fresh on your mind.
Foundation problems can alter the aesthetics of your home. While most of us want our home to feel homey, certain symptoms of foundation damage are rather homely. For instance, if you have a settling foundation, it will likely settle unevenly, making your home slightly tilted. Foundation settlement also causes sagging floors, floor or ceiling gaps, hard to open windows or doors, tilting chimneys, and cracks in the drywall or wall cracks. However, some of these symptoms have other foundation culprits too. Wall cracks are also caused by expansive soils underneath the foundation putting pressure on the walls. Additionally, sagging or uneven floors and stuck windows or doors can be caused by structural issues inside of a crawl space.
Regardless of the specific foundation problem, their symptoms can be unsightly. To maintain the appearance of your home, repair any existing foundation issues or get your foundation inspected if you are hesitant or unsure. Baird Foundation Repair can give you a free, no obligation inspection and estimate!
If you are still on the fence about whether foundation repair is worth it or not, it should be noted that foundation damage lowers a home’s value. Homes with foundation problems are less attractive to buyers due to the potential hazards and diminished appearance mentioned above and presumed maintenance fees associated with purchasing a home with a poor foundation. This means that selling a home with foundation problems typically reduces the profit that a seller would make on the home. Even if you are not interested in selling your home in the future, a lowered home value can create a negative equity for you as the homeowner.
Foundation repair can be an investment, but it is a worthy investment to save you money in the future. Thankfully, we offer financing options and transferrable warranties on our products. So, if you do sell your home after repairs with Baird, the original warranty is transferred to the new homeowner!
Foundation Repair is Worth It with Baird Foundation Repair
Foundation repair is worth it, especially with Baird Foundation Repair. We offer permanent solutions, and our experts do the job right the first time, so you will not need to worry about a future re-repair. We service San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas in Texas. Call us today!