In time, one may consider selling their home. Perhaps they got a new one, or maybe they need to move out to a different state. Whatever the case may be, it is important to make sure that the home you are selling does not have any hidden foundation issues, or else you may get a loss instead of a profit.
Foundation problems are not immediately noticeable. Regardless, every aspect of a home contributes to how much it will cost when it gets sold. The fewer the issues, the higher the value. That includes foundation, as problems with the foundation can be very costly to repair if ignored. These often become red flags for potential sellers, because they would rather buy a home they can move into right away instead of having to wait for it to get fixed.
Whether or not you plan to sell your home soon, you need to make sure that your home will always be in tiptop shape. And that is what our client in this week’s featured project did when they discovered a minor issue in their home that could have led to a major disaster. This is how we helped them create a safer, more secure home.
McKinney’s Most Cost-Effective Foundation Repairs
It all started when a McKinney homeowner noticed damage on the exterior bricks on their home. The trim had even popped up. Other people might brush off issues like these, thinking it would be too much of a bother to repair a “minor inconvenience.” Little did they know that these could be a catalyst for far worse problems. For this client, they made the right decision to call us so we could inspect if there was something wrong with their foundation.
During our inspection, we noticed the “root” of the problem, which was literal in this case. There were a few large trees that were too close to the foundation. We all know how tree roots and foundation do not get along, as roots’ thirst for moisture will affect the integrity of the clay beneath. It is imperative to identify and address such issues right away. Your home could be your growing investment once you plan to sell it.
In choosing the best solutions to fix their problem, we have to consider our client’s take on this. They said they were considering selling the house within five years. Thus, it would be more practical to install the PT2 system, which was more affordable while still doing the job of keeping the foundation stable. In addition, the house was sitting on soft clay, which made it perfect for the PT2 system’s concrete piers. We would have no problem pushing the concrete deeper. Couple that with steel rebar for stability, and you can say that it will be the most cost-effective solution in this scenario.
After two days of installing 20 concrete piers, we successfully completed the project with yet another satisfied customer.
Fortifying your home’s foundation will maximize your living experience and asset value at the same time. If you want to get the best out of your home, all you need is to reach out us, and we will help you! Call or text us at 214-326-0718 today. We’ll get the job done for you on time, on budget.