When you have discovered that your home may be in need of foundation repair or replacement, a lot of decisions and preparations need to be made. Foundation repair is a major home improvement and knowing how to approach your oncoming project is key.
Here are five of our biggest things that you need to think about before pulling the trigger on a foundation repair job on your Dallas home.
1. Schedule an Inspection Before Making a Decision
If you have experienced door jams, windows failing to open properly, or have noticed pooling water around your home after a rain, then you may have some foundation issues that need repairs. Foundation problems are a huge risk for the wellbeing of your home, so it is in your best interest to get in touch with a local foundation repair company to schedule an inspection.
Keep in mind, this doesn’t even have to be the company that you choose to go with, but an inspection of your home is a great way of estimating the damage and truly finding out what the root of the problem is and how much the foundation repair will cost.
2. Think About Your Landscaping
If your problem requires mainly outdoor work, you will want to prepare your landscaping for the job that is coming. Do not add in any new landscaping or even plan for new shrubs or plants until the foundation repair crew is packed up and has completed the job.
Before the foundation repair begins you will want to:
- Move plants way from your home by use of a landscaping professional
- Remove items from the perimeter of the job
- Clear pathways into your home
- Remove cars from the driveway
3. Have a Potential Relocation Plan
Foundation repair is a loud and admittedly intrusive construction job. For your family’s safety and comfort, you may want to look into temporary relocation while foundation repair is being done on your home.
At Dalrock Foundation Repair we understand the burden that a mandatory concrete slab replacement can put on a family. If you do not have family or other accommodations to go to, we will be more than happy to help you come up with a foundation repair plan that fits your family’s needs while living in the home.
4. Protect the Interior of Your Home
A foundation repair job impacts all aspects of the house, even the interior. If you know that your crew is going to be working inside of your home, it is a great idea to clear the work area of any furniture or debris that could get in the way of repairs.
Also, you may want to invest in plastic tarps and cover your furniture that will be nearest to the construction. If you must remain in the home, make sure to relocate any and all pet kennels and accommodations several rooms away from the area of work.
5. Make Sure to Go With Dalrock for Your Foundation Repair
If you know that you will be needing foundation repairs in the near future, don’t take a gamble on a random repair company. Get in touch with Dalrock Foundation Repair. We are a trusted company that offers excellent customer service, efficient repair and replacements, and a lifetime warranty. Contact us today to find out how we can help your home find its footing.