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Foundation Repair Is Crucial To The Health Of Your Home

Foundation Repair Is Crucial To The Health Of Your HomeEvery day, no matter whether you are awake or asleep, and regardless of the weather outside, your home’s foundation faces a significant threat.

Most homeowners do not realize that even when the sun is shining, they may be dealing with a form of flooding that can compromise the cleanliness of their residential air and the safety of their structure.

Depending on the age and construction of your home — as well as the grade of the terrain and various other features of the property — your foundation could be damaged by ground water without you even knowing it.

Most homeowners become aware of ground water issues only when they notice damage to the floor of the basement.

If you have lawns or other landscaping features that slope toward your home rather than away from it, the flow of ground water into your foundation could be encouraged by the natural forces of gravity. Likewise, your driveway itself could be improperly sloped.

Foundation damage can also be encouraged if rain water is not draining appropriately away from your house. Make sure your gutters are consistently cleaned during the rainy season so standing water will not develop close to your home, where it can drain into the foundation.

Why Foundation Repair Matters For Your Home

Your home’s foundation is arguably its most important architectural and structural feature. If the foundation becomes damaged, it will be difficult for you to get the most value from your home.

For example, a strong foundation is required if you are planning to build on to the house. This is obviously important if you are putting another floor onto the building, but it is just as crucial for building “outward” and around the property.

Foundation damage can impact the value of your home. In most property markets, buyers and sellers are required to collaborate to get a home inspected before it can sold. Buyers are less likely to purchase homes with foundation damage.

If something like foundation damage is discovered by a buyer, he or she is likely to wonder just what else might be “wrong” with a property. That can lead to a lost sale and make the process longer.

AA Action Waterproofing combines expertise, customer care, and the guaranteed lowest prices in our service area. If you suspect foundation damage, call or email us right away. We will be glad to evaluate your needs at no cost or obligation.

This entry was posted in Foundation Repair, Structural Damage on June, 06, 2014