If you have noticed troubling signs that your foundation might be damaged, there’s a good chance that you have plenty of questions on your mind. While every foundation repair project is unique, there are answers to the more general questions surrounding foundation damage and repair.
Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most common questions that people have when they are facing foundation damage and our answers to those questions based on our decades of experience with foundation repair.
Q: Is it Possible to Repair my Foundation?
Foundation damage can sometimes be quite dramatic. This leaves many homeowners wondering if it is even possible to fully repair the damage that their foundation has incurred. The good news, however, is that there are a wide range of technologies and methods that can be used to completely repair even the most severely damaged foundations.
Q: How Much Does Foundation Repair Cost?
It’s difficult to provide an estimate for how much the average foundation repair project costs since foundation damage and the amount of work needed to fix it can vary wildly from home to home. You will want to keep in mind that foundation repair can sometimes entail a few less obvious expenses such as the use of heavy machinery, removing the landscaping on your property, and more.
With that said, repairing your foundation may not be as expensive as you might think. While foundation repair has a reputation for being costly, many repairs can be completed in a way that is actually more affordable than many people realize.
Q: What Caused my Foundation Damage?
Many homeowners assume that foundations are only damaged during major disasters such as floods and earthquakes. While these disasters can certainly wreck a foundation in little time at all, foundations can incur damage over time without the homeowner ever realizing it as well.
Excess water around a foundation due to improper drainage is the most common cause of foundation damage. Excess water erodes away the soil beneath your foundation over time as well as damages the concrete itself.
Other causes of foundation damage include construction mistakes, poor soil, dry soil, lack of vegetation, too much vegetation, and more. Suffice it to say that there are many things that cause damage to a foundation. Once the cause of your foundation’s damage has been revealed, though, there are steps that can be taken to keep the same issue from damaging your foundation again in the future.
Q: Should I Repair my Foundation Right Away?
If you notice signs that your foundation has been damaged, it is important to have your home inspected as soon as possible. Should that inspection reveal that your foundation is indeed in need of repairs, you will want to move forward with those repairs as soon as possible as well.
The reason why you shouldn’t wait to repair your foundation is that foundation damage only grows worse over time. The more you wait, the more severe the damage to your foundation will become and the more that it will cost to repair it.
A damaged foundation can also cause damage to other areas of your home such as your walls, your siding, your crawl space, and more. Repairing your foundation right away will help prevent these other parts of your home from being damaged by a failing foundation.
Q: What can I do to Prevent Foundation Damage?
After your foundation has been repaired, it’s natural that you will want to do everything you can to prevent it from being damaged again in the future.
At Abry Brothers, protecting against future damage is a huge part of every foundation repair project that we take on. There are a number of ways in which this can be accomplished, including building a more effective drainage system for your property, raising your home, reinforcing the foundation, and more.
Whatever approach ends up being the best for your home and your situation, you can rest assured that the foundation repair experts at Abry Brothers will provide you with everything you need to help prevent your foundation from being damaged again.
Q: What do I do Next?
If you suspect that your foundation has been damaged, the next step is to have your home inspected to see if your suspicions are correct. Once the damage has been confirmed and the cause of the damage has been identified, your foundation repair expert will be able to devise a plan for repairing your foundation as affordably and as effectively at possible.
If you are worried that you may be dealing with a damaged foundation or if you have any further questions, we invite you to contact us today. The foundation repair experts at Abry Brothers will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the foundation repair process.