If you notice that your home has foundation problems, you want to get someone out there to check your home out and provide a plan to protect your family.
The first step of that is a foundation inspection from an experienced foundation repair professional like Lone Star Foundation Repair.
We’ve helped a lot of clients throughout East Texas–many of them first-time homeowners that aren’t sure what to expect when they have foundation problems, beginning with the inspection.
But foundation inspections are pretty painless.
What’s The Inspection For?
Before discussing what will happen at the inspection, it’s good to know exactly what the purpose of the inspection is.
Initially, the foundation repair professional will be looking for telltale signs of foundation problems, like stair-step cracks, stuck doors, stuck windows, and others that may be less obvious.
If you have a pier-and-beam home, they’ll often enter the crawlspace to inspect the piers and beams.
All of this is to help them determine whether you have a foundation problem. They'll also determine the extent of the damage--all so they can draft a plan to effectively repair it.
Part 1: The Inspection
When the day of your home inspection arrives, your foundation repair professional will arrive and begin the inspection.
They’ll check both the inside and outside of the home. For pier-and-beam homes, they may go under the house.
Feel free to walk around with the inspector and point out areas that concern you. If they’re indicative of foundation problems, they’ll be sure to tell you. If not, you’ll have some peace of mind.
Part 2: The Results & Questions
After the inspector concludes their inspection, they’ll tell you whether you–in their opinion–have a foundation problem.
This is when it pays to hire a trustworthy professional. A lot of foundation repair companies will be trying to make a sale here.
At this time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the inspector questions about what you see going on in your home and it’s always good to get them out of the way.
Part 3: Repair Plan & Quote
Any self-respecting professional will, after telling you whether or not you have problems, prepare a plan to repair those problems. This will normally be included with a quote for how much it will cost.
It may take them a day or two to put together concrete numbers, but they should be able to outline what will happen. If you decide to go with that repair professional, you'll schedule the repairs at this time.
Now That You’re Ready, Schedule Your Foundation Inspection Today
If you’re worried about your home, schedule a foundation inspection with Lone Star Foundation Repair. We never try to sell you service you don't need, and our customers will testify to that.
Let us provide you with the peace of mind you need.