Construction being done on foundation damage repairs by a professional before buying a home

Buying A Home With Foundation Damage

You’ve found the best house to fit your family’s every need, big or small. Okay, maybe there are a few changes to be made in order to make it the perfect house. Do any of those changes include the very foundation that your house sits upon? If so, we need to talk.

The foundation is the base of your home. It is quite possibly the most important feature of your home because it is the support system, its backbone. Without it, your house lacks the stability and support it needs to stand.

Don’t judge a book by its cover

You are probably thrilled about that huge pantry in your kitchen, or the spacious backyard that your children can play in. Now a boring component like the home’s structure? Don’t let its integrity be overshadowed by the exciting aspects of your house hunt while buying a home.

Seemingly small problems like cracks or leaks can pose potentially big problems in the future. This is because cracks and leaks have the ability to hide more serious issues that can lead to total foundation replacement! Of course, this can cost quite a bit of money to have repaired or replaced.

So the house you found has some foundation issues. What now?

There is no way to run an estimate on foundation issues until you know what the real problem is. If the cracks are from the house settling, then simple patchwork can be done. If the cracks are from flooding or drainage, then one might have to look at what is causing the drainage. It is then important to provide an estimate after drainage issues have been resolved.

Foundation damage is a big deal, don’t try to fix it yourself! Ask for help

This is not a task that can be fixed by inexperienced persons. You will want peace of mind knowing that the structural integrity of your home has been handled by qualified professionals. Your insurance company, or possibly your lender, may ask for documentation as proof that you have taken care of the foundation damage problems.

A home inspector, structural engineer, and team over here at Barrier Waterproofing Services can give you an estimate and help you make sure that buying a home gets you one in tip-top shape.

If you have any questions and would like to help you determine if you have a large foundation issue at hand in the Nashville area, give us a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168.