Out of sight, out of mind. The crack isn't that bad. It probably won't get that much worse in the next couple of years. It's just a little bit of settling, it's normal. These are all things you may tell yourself when it comes to facing foundation issues in your home. Settling is normal, and maybe the crack doesn't look that bad. We can tell you this: it will get worse. It won't go away.
If you choose to go through with fixing your foundation, your life will improve in a number of ways. This includes:
1. Your Home is Healthier
Foundation repair can reduce mold presence in your home. How could foundation issues be causing mold to grow in my house, you ask? When water gets in your home, it's getting in through cracks. Those cracks develop from settling, sinking and leaning structures in the home, all of which are symptoms of a failing foundation. Stabilizing your foundation and straightening your basement walls can close those cracks and minimize further leaking/mold growth. This improves the air quality in your home!
2. Safety Hazards Are Reduced
Side effects of structural issues can include sagging floors, bowing walls, separating chimneys, and sinking foundations. Seeing these signs can give you a growing cause for concern, and rightly so. Though it's in extreme cases, these side effects can turn into collapsing structures. By stabilizing your floors and foundation, you can rest assured your home is safe and sturdy.
3. Your Home Value Increases
Taking the measures to stabilize your home's foundation is like insuring it from future issues. If your home is on the market, a potential buyer is going to like the idea of a home with a protected foundation. In certain states, The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Act requires that a seller tell potential home buyers about foundation problems. Realtors often tell us they have to reduce the price of a home with structural defects by 10-20% in order to sell it. Foundation repairs aren't like renovations. They add important and timeless value to your home.
4. You are Protecting Your Investment(s)
When you invest in foundation repairs for your home, you are doing so to protect your greatest current investment. What you might not realize is you are protecting future investments too. Plans to put fresh tile in your bathroom? A new back splash for your kitchen sink? All of these remodels are safe from cracking and sloping when your foundation is stabilized and saving you money in the long run.
5. Increased Quality of Life & Peace of Mind
Embarrassment. Worry. Frustration. Fear. These are just a few emotions that occur when your home feels broken. At the end of the day, you can't put a price on the security of knowing your family is safe and future foundation problems are being prevented. You deserve peace of mind and a permanent solution.
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