What Structural Inspections Will Tell You

The last thing you want is to be out of the know with your home – or with the home you are looking at purchasing. Structural inspections are scheduled at any time you request it. This will allow you to learn a significant amount of information about the house to help you make important decisions. Structural Integrity Soil and other ground elements shift all the time. In most instances, it isn’t a dramatic amount and will not impact anything. However, it has been known to cause upset on home foundations. The structural integrity of your home might be at jeopardy as…

Mar 15, 2017 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

What To Expect From A Structural Inspection

Getting a structural inspection, whether for a property you own or are interested in purchasing, isn’t an everyday occurrence. It’s not even an annual event. It’s generally only needed for your own protection or as proof of building quality to another individual. So while you might have a general idea of what to expect when you’re being inspected, it’s a good idea to do a little research and have a more comprehensive understanding of what will be occurring. The following is a basic guideline of what will likely happen during a run-of-the-mill structural inspection: What Will Be Inspected? 1. General…

Feb 15, 2017 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

3 Reasons for Scheduling Structural Inspections

It’s imperative that you think about the structure of your home – or the home you’re going to buy. After all, you don’t want expensive repairs. You also don’t want to deal with your house caving in on you. Structural inspections are conducted all the time, and there are various reasons as to why you should schedule one. You’ve Noticed a Problem All sorts of problems exist when there are structural issues with a home. If you have noticed a wet basement, yard drainage problems, or even cracks in the drywall, it could be a sign that there are issues with…

Jan 15, 2017 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

Why Structural Inspections are Necessary Before Buying a Home

When you’re shopping for a home, there are things to keep in mind. For example, before you put in an offer to buy, structural inspections should take place. This will give you some more insight into your investment so you don’t suddenly encounter a money pit. Learn About the Integrity of the Home During a structural inspection, you will be able to learn about the framing and foundation of the home. If there is an issue, it’s important to know about it now because it could turn into bigger problems down the road. Even though the house looks great from…

Jan 02, 2017 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

How Foundation Repair Can Be Covered by Insurance

The foundation of your home is the basis for everything else. if there are cracks and other problems, it can lead to your home leaning, caving in, and drywall cracking throughout the various rooms. A foundation repair is something that insurance will cover in many instances. Read Your Policy You can read through your policy to learn more about foundation repairs. There might be documents that are very clear as to the situations that would be covered if your foundation is in need of a repair. This could be from flooding, shifts in the earth, and more. Get an Estimate…

Dec 12, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

Cold Weather May Mean Foundation Repair

One of the earliest lessons learned as a youngster in science class was that cold temperatures make things contract and warm temperatures make them expand. Trouble can arise as the cold weather season sets in if you suspect that you may be in need of foundation repair. Cracks And Seasonal Cycles Three seasonal cycles affect foundations: warm, wet, and cold weather. They work together, one season after another, to expand and enhance the problems a slab is suffering. Warm Weather During hot weather cycles everything contracts. Moisture evaporates from the soil surrounding a home, causing concrete to lose crucial support.…

Dec 05, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

Let the Pros Handle your Foundation Repair Problems

Wondering if you can handle a foundation repair by yourself? There are certain foundation projects that are best left to professionals. These would be a few which we would suggest you let a pro fix: 1. Concrete Foundation Repair 2. Crawl Space Foundation Repair 3. Foundation Settlement Check out the full article to see what other foundation repair projects you should let the pros handle. You might want to think twice before embarking on foundation repairs to your property. Contact us today.  

Nov 17, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

Foundation Repair Myths that Need to go Away

Nothing frightens homeowners more than hearing they need foundation repair. There are numerous myths that feed into this fear, so we would like to debunk some of the more common ones to help put your mind at ease. Myth: Foundation problems in newer homes are caused by the builder Fact: Even if the foundation was poured and laid correctly, a new home might nonetheless experience movement if the soil underneath it moves. Myth: Cracks will help you identify the source of the problem Fact: Cracks in your home’s foundation indicate there is a problem, but do not necessarily tell you where. Cracks are…

Nov 10, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

Early Warning Signs That You Need a Foundation Repair

The foundation of your home is one of the most essential parts. It’s also one of the most expensive parts to repair if there are issues. Of course, the sooner that you recognize problems and start the repair process means the less it will cost to fix. If you pull up to your home in the evening after work, and your home looks more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa than the neighbor’s house, then it’s obvious that you’re in need of a foundation repair. However, there need to be signs that you need a repair before your home gets…

Nov 03, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post

7 Quick Tips for Dealing with Foundation Repair

For a lot of homeowners, their home is the largest investment of their family’s treasure. They expect their home investment to increase in value and help send their kids to college or pay for their expenses in retirement. Unfortunately, foundation issues can deal a blow to your structural foundation and your financial future by lowering the value of your home. Do you suspect that you will soon have to deal with your home’s foundation repair? We’ve got seven quick tips to help you deal with that. What causes foundation problems? Most residential foundation repairs result from problems that start with…

Oct 23, 2016 / by Daniel Wawrzusin / Comments are off for this post