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Make sure your foundation is in good shape!

Monday, March 30th, 2020 by Avery Neims


A home’s foundation is a crucial piece of home care. This informative article will help you explore the broad categories of home foundation care and diagnosis. 

 

What is the foundation?

A foundation is the lowest part of a structure that also carries weight. In other words it connects the building to the ground and helps to stabilize it. 

 

So what can I do myself? 

As we know, being a go-getter is an important piece in any home maintenance. So... how can you fight against the degradation of your foundation? Better yet, how do you know there is even a problem?

Water is public enemy number one when it comes to any foundation. To begin diagnosis we find it useful to start with the gutters on the house.

Things to look out for:

  •  Make sure that the gutters are free of any blockage.

  •  Make sure that the downspouts lead away from the house. 

Next, ensure the lawn doesn't have any sunken areas where water could collect! With proper maintenance, the life of your foundation can be extended.

Make sure your foundation is in good shape! - Image 1

 

 



Having difficulty opening any doors in your home?!

The door is hard to open? This is a fundamental symptom of a failing foundation. Other characteristic problems of an uncertain foundation are:

  • Sagging Walls/Ceiling

  • Sloping Walls/Ceilings

  • Cracks in the sheetrock/exterior brick. 

 

So what happens if I ignore my foundation problems?

Structural damage will occur, essentially every part of the home relies on the foundation for stability. One of the first things is that water finds its way into the cracks caused by the foundation failing.  Wet environments are a great place for mold to grow. This is also known to cause plumbing problems. Pipes underneath the foundation can become damaged, leading to a very tough and expensive fix. On top of this, it could potentially ruin your furniture or valuable items! 

 

 

Act immediately!

Procrastination is something we all do. It's easy to put off these problems, but the unfortunate truth of a damaged foundation is that these issues don't get better on their own, they only get much worse!! Don’t let the value of your home decrease due to a bad foundation! 

 

Should you buy a home with foundation issues? 

One might think immediately that buying a home with foundational issues is a huge mistake. It's not that bad if you know what you're getting into. It's important to have the extent of the damage evaluated by a professional so you can come to a reasonable price for the home to fix the damages before they develop into a bigger problem. Some lenders even require that the foundation is sound. So do your homework and reach out to the experts at CleanSpace Northwest to do your foundation evaluation.

 

Explore how we could protect your home against foundation issues, crawlspace, basement, or insulation issues. Contact us for free consultation and advice!

 

https://www.washingtoncrawlspaces.com/free-estimate.html 

 

T: 1-877-698-0260

A home’s foundation is a crucial piece of home care. This informative article will help you explore the broad categories of home foundation care and diagnosis. 

 

What is the foundation?

A foundation is the lowest part of a structure that also carries weight. In other words it connects the building to the ground and helps to stabilize it. 

 

So what can I do myself? 

As we know, being a go-getter is an important piece in any home maintenance. So... how can you fight against the degradation of your foundation? Better yet, how do you know there is even a problem?

Water is public enemy number one when it comes to any foundation. To begin diagnosis we find it useful to start with the gutters on the house.

Things to look out for:

  •  Make sure that the gutters are free of any blockage.

  •  Make sure that the downspouts lead away from the house. 

Next, ensure the lawn doesn't have any sunken areas where water could collect! With proper maintenance, the life of your foundation can be extended.

Make sure your foundation is in good shape! - Image 2

 

 



Having difficulty opening any doors in your home?!

The door is hard to open? This is a fundamental symptom of a failing foundation. Other characteristic problems of an uncertain foundation are:

  • Sagging Walls/Ceiling

  • Sloping Walls/Ceilings

  • Cracks in the sheetrock/exterior brick. 

 

So what happens if I ignore my foundation problems?

Structural damage will occur, essentially every part of the home relies on the foundation for stability. One of the first things is that water finds its way into the cracks caused by the foundation failing.  Wet environments are a great place for mold to grow. This is also known to cause plumbing problems. Pipes underneath the foundation can become damaged, leading to a very tough and expensive fix. On top of this, it could potentially ruin your furniture or valuable items! 

 

 

Act immediately!

Procrastination is something we all do. It's easy to put off these problems, but the unfortunate truth of a damaged foundation is that these issues don't get better on their own, they only get much worse!! Don’t let the value of your home decrease due to a bad foundation! 

 

Should you buy a home with foundation issues? 

One might think immediately that buying a home with foundational issues is a huge mistake. It's not that bad if you know what you're getting into. It's important to have the extent of the damage evaluated by a professional so you can come to a reasonable price for the home to fix the damages before they develop into a bigger problem. Some lenders even require that the foundation is sound. So do your homework and reach out to the experts at CleanSpace Northwest to do your foundation evaluation.

 

Explore how we could protect your home against foundation issues, crawlspace, basement, or insulation issues. Contact us for free consultation and advice!

 

https://www.washingtoncrawlspaces.com/free-estimate.html 

 

T: 1-877-698-0260

 

 

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