Even if you notice a small crack, don’t dismiss it. Putting foundation problems on the backburner is harmful to your living environment and your family. But a properly stabilized house has a longer lifetime, and your family will be happier and safer.
There are many ways you will benefit from fixing your failing foundation, but here are two major perks:
Enhanced Structural Integrity and Safety — Everyone deserves a safe and healthy home in which to grow and live. But it won’t be so safe if there are foundation problems. Instead of worrying about someone stumbling on uneven floors or that a wall could cave in, tackle those problems now before it’s too late and they lead to complete foundation failure. Even if you’ve got other projects in mind, remember that it is best to start from the ground and work your way up by having a strong and stable foundation. Protect your home and your family today and for years to come with trusted, sturdy repair solutions.
Improved Real Estate Value — Whether you plan to live in your house for the foreseeable future or sell it in a few years, it’s going to be on the market at some point. And before it is, you need to make sure it’s ready. While there are many home buyers out there who enjoy fixer-uppers, most are looking for and expect a home to be free of problems. Foundation problems can reduce your home’s resale value by 10 to 30 percent, and home buyers could have problems getting a mortgage. A safe and stable home is more attractive to buyers as opposed to a house with cracks and uneven floors. Something Colorado homeowners are required to do when selling their home is complete the Seller’s Property Disclosure form to the best of their ability by disclosing known past or current issues. Some items on the checklist that need to be documented are cracks, heaving, settling, and exterior problems.