Much like roofing, it can be very easy to overlook the importance of your Portland home’s foundation until there is an issue. Any time you wish to assess the overall condition of your home you should take the your foundation into consideration. If left unchecked, foundation issues can lead to sever structural damage with huge repair costs.
The Important of a Solid Foundation
It should go without saying, but your home’s foundation supports the entire structure. If you have foundation problems, not only can they lead to further damage, it can reduce the value of your home should you choose to put it on the market.
- Any time you notice cracks in walls, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem; it indicates that your foundation is shifting. This also means that your homes stability is becoming compromised. While wall and ceiling cracks may by unsightly, they also serve as a warning that your home is in some need of foundation repair.
- Once your foundation starts to crack or shift it will allow moisture to build up in your home. In Portland’s damp climate that can lead to issues with mold and lead to water damage. Fixing your foundation before it gets to that point can save you thousands of dollars and protect the health of both your home and your family. Mold damage can cause significant health issues.
- If your home’s foundation is compromised it will only get worse. If you determine that there are issues with your foundation you need to have them repaired as quickly as possible.
Repairing your home’s foundation can be expensive. The problem is if you choose to put it off you won’t be saving any money. In fact, chances are your repair bill will continue to grow and your foundation deteriorates and leads to more expensive damage. If your home’s foundation is starting to shift or sag you should give Steve’s a call to schedule a free inspection and assessment. We can help you determine if your home’s foundation needs repairs. If it does, we will explain the options available to you, and help you get the repairs done as quickly and economically as possible.