Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Why Should you Fix your Foundation?

Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Jaimie Hooker

Below are 7 reasons why you should fix your home’s foundation:

Why Should you Fix your Foundation?

1.    The problem will get worse

A foundation problem never gets better or corrected on its own—only worse over time. As it does, it is going to cost more to fix.

2.    Resale Value

Buyers are competitive and don’t want to purchase a home with a structural foundation problem.

3.    Appearance

Both exterior and interior foundation problems can often be an eyesore.

4.    Door and window operation

As your foundation beings to fail to hold the house where it should  be, your house sinks, settles and moves—this causes doors and windows to stick and jam.

5.    Water intrusion

Foundation cracks allow water in, or at the very least moisture (water vapor), which can damage your living space in a variety of ways.Foundation problems only get worse and more expensive

6.    Safety

Foundations collapsing, chunks of brick veneer falling off of the house, and other serious safety hazards can and have happened.

7.    Unwanted Pests

Insects and rodents can get into your home through cracks in your foundation, becoming uninvited house guests.

An unstable foundation can cause your home to literally pull apart so fixing your foundation is an investment that will pay for itself. To schedule your free consultation with our foundation experts, call our office.


About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.