Foundation problems left unchecked will continue to grow into bigger problems creating more costly future repairs and decreasing the value of your home. Foundation problems need to be repaired correctly — and sooner rather than later. Foundation repair is not a do it yourself project. Foundation repair needs to be done by a foundation repair expert, with engineering and industry experience, extensive training and special equipment.
Foundation repairs can be very complicated, expensive and confusing. Multiple contractors may provide differing opinions after assessing your home’s needed repairs. A certified repair specialist can inspect your home to determine the extent of damage and provide a foundation repair estimate. A competent engineer should perform a thorough visual investigation of the structure making notes of structure movement.
Foundation repair is considered a structural modification and most municipalities require that a building permit be issued before any work begins.
The issuing of a building permit helps to ensure that the contractor completes the repairs in accordance with current building codes.
Take the time to take note of the condition of your homes foundation and do not hesitate to seek expert certified opinion in the event that signs of foundation settlement become apparent.