The houses and rental properties that you own are huge lifetime investments that you’d definitely want to protect. That’s why you spend so much on maintenance and repairs! But some things happen that you cannot control, especially when it comes to your building’s foundation.
Whether the foundation problems were caused by the years passing by or movements of the earth, they’re all very risky for any home investor. Aside from affecting the living conditions of the tenants, these issues can also make your rentals worth a lot less, affecting how much you’ll be making. What’s worse is when the renters can sue you because of any injuries caused by foundation problems.
This week’s project features a home investor who was dealing with a failing foundation. Let’s see what happened!
Unstable Home Investments in McKinney
A building’s strength relies on the foundation it is built on. Your building will be structurally unstable if the foundation is not strong. You can tell if a foundation is having problems when the windows and doors don’t fit well, and the walls start to crack and buckle. The home investor who was renting out the McKinney house, had noticed a different type of warning sign. They had begun to see damage in the brick around the outside of the house.
First, they hired an independent engineer to check what the problem was, and what the best solution would be. The engineer determined that piers would be necessary to stabilize the house. Aside from that, a tree that was affecting the integrity of the soil beneath the foundation also needed to be removed. Another thing that needed to be done was to extend the downspouts and add more dirt.
Pier Installation and Downspout Extension for Foundation Repair
As the local foundation repair experts, they hired us for the piers and extensions. They were installed in two steps. First, we installed the downspout extensions, which only took a couple of hours. This will prevent any erosion that could further damage the foundation.
Next, we installed our state-of-the-art piers in half a day. The piers will stabilize the house, correcting any foundation settlement at cost-effective rates without disrupting any of the homeowner’s activities or destroying their yard.
The tenants can relax and enjoy their now stable home.
At PermaTech Foundation Repair, you will always get trustworthy services that can solve all your foundation problems. We’ll be more than happy to stop by, evaluate it, and determine the best solution. If you need foundation repair, we’re here to help. Call or text us at 214-326-0718 today. We’ll get the job done for you on time, on budget.