Did you spot a crack in your foundation wall? Repairing a foundation as soon as possible is the best approach to take. Foundation damage is only bound to get worse if ignored.
Many homeowners try to look for ways to save money and avoid calling a professional repair contractor. The repairs then turn out to be more challenging than they would have been if they had sought a professional in the first place. This results in them spending even more money than they would have.
If you want to avoid this, take note of some mistakes you should avoid.
- Use of improper materials
There are many DIY systems in the market that claim to be able to fix foundation cracks. However, these claims are often misleading to inexperienced homeowners. There is no one-size-fits-all fix for repairing foundation cracks. One product may help to fix a crack under certain circumstances. It doesn’t mean that this product will work for you.
A professional will examine your crack and take various other factors into consideration to ensure the right materials are used to repair the crack. This in turn will ensure better results for the long term.
Cracks may look the same, but they aren’t. Some cracks leak and others don’t. Some are large and others aren’t. Some run vertically while others run horizontally or diagonally. No two cracks are the same. The characteristics of the crack in your foundation will tell a professional what the underlying cause of the crack is. They will, therefore, be able to apply a solution to prevent further damage and keep your basement dry.
- Doing improper repairs
Some homeowners think that bad repairs are better than no repairs. However, when it comes to foundation repair, bad repairs can actually be worse than no repairs. Bad repairs can result in more damage to the foundation by making the problem worse. These problems can also be difficult to correct when you finally get around to calling a professional to work on your foundation.
- Using an inexperienced repair service
Being able to repair a foundation properly requires experience. This experience is gained working under the direction of a seasoned professional. If you hire an inexperienced contractor simply to save money, you may end up with even more problems that require the attention of a seasoned professional. You’ll end up spending more money to correct the damage caused by the inexperienced contractor.
Hire a seasoned professional for foundation repair and ensure the safety of your home.
Contact the professionals at Accurate Basement Repair! 414-744-6900
In Southeast Wisconsin, we have the only Nationally Certified Structural Repair Specialist on staff and two Nationally Certified Waterproofing Specialists on staff.
Accurate Basement Repair is a member of the NAWSRC (National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors), NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), the Basement Health Association, the BBB (Better Business Bureau), WAHI (Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors), BIASEW (Building Inspectors Association of South Eastern Wisconsin) and Angie’s List.
We are proud to say that we have an A+ rating with the BBB and we won two Super Service Awards from Angie’s List in 2010 – one for foundation repair and the other for basement waterproofing. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will educate you on various self-help procedures to save money on your foundation and waterproofing needs. We are NOT a franchise. Our dedicated team works year round! We use high quality and well maintained equipment which will provide the lowest impact to your landscaping. Our team of trustworthy and competent staff attends regular training, seminars and/or trade shows, so they are able stay up-to-date on everything that is happening in the foundation restoration and waterproofing industry. We provide outstanding customer service throughout the entire repair process – from estimate to completion. And last, but not least… Accurate Basement Repair is the #1 referred foundation repair company by professional engineers, basement consultants, realtors, municipal building inspectors, home inspectors, lenders, property management companies and most importantly, our past customers.