Why Choose Master Builders Remodelers & Guaranteed Foundation Repair?
What are common signs that a property has foundation problems?
Cracks in the property’s bricks that follow a stair-step pattern are usually a sure sign that you need work done to your foundation.
Cracks near doors are often caused by foundation problems, like all cracks they will get worse if the cause is not corrected.
Other signs of foundation problems are:
- Brick and Mortar Cracks
- Sheetrock/Drywall cracks
- Doors sticking
- Window Separation
- Cracks in flooring
- Frieze Board separation
- Trim or wall plate Separation
- Expansion Joint Movement
- Obvious slopes or heaves in the floor(s).
- Separation or cracks in ceiling
- Washed out spots under your foundation that leave the foundation exposed are typically bad.
- Doors and windows in your client’s property become harder to open and close at different times of the year.
What Repair System is right for your property?
It depends on the location and cause of your movement as well as the type of foundation you have. Slab Foundations (both residential & commercial) can be repaired by installing Concrete or Steel Piers. Pier and Beam Foundations can be repaired by adding or replacing concrete and/or wood supports along with additional services such as excavation, crawlspace ventilation etc. An evaluation conducted by a foundation repair specialist, home inspector or engineer can determine the correct course of action to repair a home.
What are some of the causes of foundation problems?
- Improper Construction
- Soil Movement: Expansion/Contraction of Clay/Soil
- Under hydration leading to settling.
- Over hydration leading to heaving.
- Seasonal changes affect soil movement• Excess Heat/Sun/Drought• Flooding, Standing Water
- Trees/Large Shrubs in close proximity to the foundation
- Improper drainage
- Water pooling near the foundation
- Lack of gutters
- Negative Grading causing water to flow towards the foundation
Can I sell a house or property even if it has foundation problems?
Yes… and no. Yes, you can sell your house if it has foundation problems– as long as the buyer pays cash for the house AND agrees to buy it even with the existing foundation problems.
Typically, the only people that can afford to buy a home with unfixed foundation problems and pay cash for it are investors. An investor usually will NOT give you the price you or your client want for a property, and that will hurt YOUR bottom line.
However, more and more mortgage companies will NOT lend on a house that has foundation problems until they have been fixed. They don’t see it as a safe investment for them or for the buyer. Master Builders Remodelers and Guaranteed Foundation Repairs has a program where you can fund at closing* (or pay when the house is sold.)(*Certain conditions apply.)
Are certain times of the year better than others to fix foundation problems?
No, not really. The best time to fix foundation problems is as soon as possible! Putting off or prolonging the period of time in which a repair is completed could cause more or unnecessary damages to your home. Your home is shifting and will continue to do so unless your home is stabilized.
How long should I wait after having my foundation fixed to make other repairs to a home?
The home needs time to settle after a repair is completed. We typically recommend that you wait 30 days after we complete the foundation repairs on your home before beginning any other repairs (sheet rock repair, cracks in walls and brick, windows, doors, room additions, remodeling, paint, or flooring, etc.)
Should a home get remodeled before, or after, fixing the foundation?
Fix the foundation First! Then remodel the home.
How do I choose a company I can trust to fix my foundation?
- Experience and longevity counts.
- Company Uses Independent Engineers to verify repairs
- Provides a plumbing test after the repair to ensure all is well and stable.
- Provides a warranty on repairs completed
QUALITY WE GUARANTEE. QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST.
Your home is one of your most valuable assets. When it comes time to repair a home, we offer the most advanced technology available, installed by an experienced team and backed by the industry’s leading warranty.
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Whether you are a homeowner or a realtor with deadlines, we are determined to make the repair process meet your every need. Contact us now and let’s get started!