It is common knowledge that when purchasing a home, you want to make sure everything is in top shape before signing your name on the dotted line. However, some homes come with the possibility or the inevitable foundation problems.
This is where the real question of a home’s worth comes in. Are there advantages to purchasing a home with these problems? Should you be the one responsible for foundation repairs or slab repair?
Dalrock Foundation Repair believes that while purchasing a home with foundation issues can cast a shadow over the purchase, there are some advantages and things to remember when buying a home in this condition.
Foundation Repair has Potential for Higher Re-sale Value
Yes, if your home has the public record of being a home that had foundation issues in the past, there is the chance that buyers may take a pass on it should you attempt to sell in the future. Most people who knowingly have foundation problems with their home do not reach out for foundation repair services for this reason alone.
However, if you do decide to sell your home and have had foundation repair, the circumstances of your repair could bring up the value of your property. It all really depends on the type of foundation repair company that you go with for your repairs and what their warranty guarantees are for their work.
Working with a licensed repair company that uses trusted, sturdy materials and guarantees a lifetime transferable warranty adds value to your home because your potential sellers will see that you invested in quality repairs before putting your home on the market.
Foundation Damage Means Negotiation Possibilities
If you come upon a home with foundation repair needs try not to consider it a big problem. A home with foundation damage opens up the doors for possible negotiations between you and the current homeowner.
With negotiations now on the table you could get a better deal on the home by promising to repair the foundation on your own. This could drastically bring down the price on your dream home and you’ll be better off knowing that you went with a certified company for your concrete slab foundation repair.
Not Every Crack is a Deal Breaker
When examining your potential home remember that not all foundation cracks are considered equal. If you have concerns about potential flaws in your new home’s foundation, Reach out to your local foundation repair company. A licensed professional will be able to tell you if you really have a problem on your hands or if this is just the house settling.
Remember though, you don’t want to mistake every creak and crack as the house simply setting in place.
A New Foundation Means New Amenities
Purchasing a home with a foundation problem opens the possibility of having to replace the foundation with a concrete slab or steel piers. While this may seem like a daunting task, hiring the right foundation repair company can make your repair process a tolerable one.
If the foundation repair is so severe that you have to replace the entire foundation, you now have the ability to make plans to add on new amenities to your home. So what initially seemed like a problem with your foundation really ends up being a great way to expand on your home and increase its value.
Dalrock Foundation Repair can Solve Your Issues Today
Buying a home can be stressful, and buying a home with foundation repair needs can double that stress on a new homeowner. At Dalrock Foundation Repair, we specialize in making sure that your home rests on a sturdy foundation.
We focus on concrete piles, and steel piers for our foundation repairs because we know these materials will hold up over time. We believe in our work so much, that we offer a lifetime transferable warranty on the work that we do for each client.
If your home is in need of foundation repair and you have questions, give us a call today.