Hire Home Foundation Repair Companies to Avoid Unnecessary Repair Cost

by AJ Wiegand Foundation & Waterproofing Expert
Foundation problems occur for a number of reasons and pose risks to safety and home value. Leaving a foundation unfixed usually means more problems later. Choosing a contractor from specialized home foundation repair companies is the ideal solution.

Your entire home depends on its foundation.  Not only does it shoulder the home's weight, it also allows for the proper distribution of weight along the walls of the foundation, which keeps the structural integrity of the house intact. 

Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t get to see the condition of the foundation since it's under ground. The early symptoms of foundation settlement and weakening structural integrity are wall cracks that are sometimes visible and obvious, but can also sometimes be hard to see. They may be hidden behind furniture, finished walls, or utility connections on the inside of the house. On the outside, they could exist behind HVAC units, landscaping, decking, or other obstacles.

Foundation settlement will reduce the overall value of the home and diminish its appearance. Considering the complexities involved with this type of  project, it's usually best to hire expert foundation companies with good reputations and years of experience in the industry. 

What are the Causes of Foundation Problems?

There are many causes of foundation problems. The most common cause is soil instability.  Homes built on soils that are susceptible to expansion and contraction are especially at risk.  Soil instability is also caused by improper backfill, which places the weight of a home on soil that hasn't been compacted well enough to sustain its weight evenly.  Another major cause is soil erosion caused by water.  Improper grading, poor gutter systems / drainage, or water leaks are all problematic and cause major soil erosion over time.  Age can also be a factor.  Even a well-constructed foundation can develop problems over the years.

Improve the Safety of Your Home and Family:

The foundation of your home is important to your safety.  Doors that stick can be a fire hazard, for example.  Leaning chimneys also pose a serious safety concern. Leaving foundation problems untreated or ignoring them can be a risk to both the safety of your family and the value of your home. Hence, it is essential to hire an expert home foundation repair company in Huntsville, AL that will respond swiftly to ensure that your foundation is inspected professionally.  They will help determine the underlying causes of symptoms like wall cracks, leaning chimneys, bowed floors, and bowing basement walls.

Spotting foundation problems can be easy, but determining the most effective solution requires an expert with years of experience in the field.  Sometimes symptoms don't mean expensive repairs, so it's important to have an honest, ethical inspector.  A foundation company should always have multiple repair methods available, whether helical piers, resistance piers, floor joist jacks, tie-backs, or other products that carry a warranty and that are proven effective. 

Leaving your foundation problems unfixed will only make them worse. The problems will not only turn into an expensive repair after escalating, they also add unnecessary risks to your family and property value. Whether major or minor, it's always a good idea to seek a professional inspection and assistance.

About the Author

AJ Wiegand is a foundation repair and basement waterproofing expert. He has worked extensively with crawl space repair and encapsulation and concrete raising. AJ is a member of the AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists family with years of experience in the industry.

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