Top 4 Reasons To Prevent Foundation Repair
Spring seems like it’s a long way off, considering that the northeast has been getting hit by winter storm after winter storm. But eventually the polar vortex will leave us, and the weather will turn warmer again. Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything will go back to normal for everyone. One of the worst issue that can happen in the spring is the visit to the basement only to find that serious issues have happened over the winter. At AA Action Waterproofing, we respond to many calls from clients who have found flooded basements and worse following the winter.
The winter freeze/thaw is the big cause of these issues, and it can lead to some very real problems. There are plenty of ways to repair your foundation and get it back to normal, but preventing foundation repair before it is needed is a much better option. Here are the top reasons to prevent foundation repair – they’re obvious in most cases, but still worth a review.
1. Cost – For starters, it’s cheaper to take preventative steps than it is to do a full repair. Even when winter is in full swing, it’s possible to complete waterproofing and other preventative measures that will help you dodge the much higher repair bills that could come down the road.
2. Hassle – A repair can come when you least expect it and bring some serious headache and hassle to your day. With preventative measures it’s easy to schedule a time and date that works well for you and avoid those hassles outright, taking a lot of stress off your shoulders while still preventing serious problems from occurring.
3. Duration – Repairs take longer, plain and simple. While a waterproofing job can be completed quickly, some repairs can take days. That means that you have to deal with repair workers at your home for much longer, that it takes longer to deal with the problem, and that you have to worry about the issue more.
4. Loss – Property loss is a common part of a repair. While the repair itself isn’t usually to blame for loss, there are numerous things that can be damaged during a leak or mold issue. Water damage and mold can ruin family items you’ve stored in your basement. Preventative steps will help ensure this isn’t an issue.
We’re ready to help you prevent foundation damage and all that can come with it. To learn more about your options, feel free to contact us today.