Myths About Foundation Repair
With almost 30 years in the business of basement waterproofing, mold remediation, and foundation repair, we’ve seen the good and the bad, the leaky basement to the completely flooded basement, and the minor issues to complete foundation repair. And when clients come to us, we sometimes hear common myths—especially for foundation repair. We’ve decided it’s time to set the record straight and let you know the truth about this procedure.
Myth #1: Foundation Repair Is Expensive
While it’s definitely not the cheapest thing you’ll ever have to do, don’t think of it as a financial death sentence. Remember myth number one—foundation repair does not mean you have to fork over the cash for a new foundation. It’s actually much better and will be more affordable to take care of the problem early. We always emphasize preparing rather than repairing since it will save you a lot of hassle and a lot of money, too.
Myth #2: Foundation Repair Equals A Completely New Foundation
In some cases, this might be true, but a lot of times foundation repair entails, well, repairs. The home’s foundation is a finicky thing to fix, but small cracks don’t mean you have to get an entirely new one. You should definitely take even tiny cracks seriously because they can grow and create big problems for you later on, but many can be sealed without serious construction work.
Myth #3: Stabilizing The Foundation Will Solve The Problem
This one is just plain wrong. Stabilizing the foundation involves pouring additional concrete down by the foundation walls, but it doesn’t really solve the bigger issues. Cracks will continue to appear. The foundation to your home rests on soil, which shifts naturally, so while stabilizing it will help you right now, it won’t prevent any problems down the road.
Myth #4: Your Yard Will Be Ruined
If you hire an unprofessional contractor, then yes, you may run into this issue. This is why it’s important to get references and check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) before entering an agreement with a contractor. Additionally, a company like AA Action Waterproofing will have decades of experience in the business. We can get the job done quickly and efficiently without destroying your beautiful yard with careless excavation.
Myth #5: It’s The Same Solution For Everyone
Foundation repair varies per project; in fact, no two are the same! A company that simply lists the price online for their services is probably a one-stop-shop that won’t focus on what your house specifically needs. We at AA Action Waterproofing actually can give you free quotes to help you better understand what we will do to your home and how much it will cost. Call us today at 888-922-5517.