Most Folks Are Already Running All Over Hell's Half Acre. Who Has Time For Foundation Problems?
It's very stressful when you realize that you may have a problem with your foundation, and now you have to add that to your list stuff nobody want's to do - and that's why foundation problems often get neglected until they get worse.
The Worst Part Is Not Knowing What You're In For
Thankfully it's easy to schedule an inspection by a qualified, experienced foundation specialist to come out to your Austin area home or business. You can take action right now by giving us a call or using the quick and easy form on the right. Wouldn't it feel good to have the ball rolling?
Even if the issues with your foundation are severe, it's a whole lot less stressful when you know the score and can make informed decisions about handling it. These things lose their teeth once you have a clear definition of the problem and options for remediation to consider.
A Foundation Inspection Is A Methodical Process
An experienced foundation inspection specialist will talk with you about any issues you are concerned about. This process starts with visually inspecting the issues reported by the home owner. From there we methodically inspect the foundation and structure. We take exterior and interior dimension and level measurements and generally go over your structure with a fine tooth comb for signs of a compromised foundation. Not to beat a dead horse, but because Austin, Texas is our home we are darn good at knowing what to look for.
Often this process uncovers things the property owner has not discovered yet like small cracks in masonry, gaps in the casing around windows, warped or otherwise deviated siding and veneers inside or outside the house or structure. We often locate indicators both inside and outside the house that match and provide a full picture of the repairs needed. Our visual inspection is combined with a detailed set of level readings throughout the home to build a profile of the structure and begin creating a repair plan.
Believe It Or Not, Sometimes Your Foundation Is Not The Problem
For instance sometimes masonry cracks are caused by moisture incursion accompanied by extreme temperatures - something we have in abundance in the Austin, TX region. But if we do determine that foundation repairs are required, we take you through a detailed explanation of our inspection findings.
We walk around the house with the owner, show them everything we’ve found, explain how it correlates to the foundation symptoms, and detail the work needed to remediate the issues. We strive to make sure the home or building owner full understands the everything our inspectors find and the recommended course of action.
In certain circumstances we may need to perform more in depth inspection work in order to prepare a quote. An example of this would be a building with a severe list which we feel requires sampling soil make up to accurately plan the repair.
Rest assured that we will go over the repair plan with you in detail, answering all of your questions until you completely understand every aspect of the proposal - and we never recommend unnecessary work. We’re here to help you make the best decision possible for the integrity of your structure by making sure you are thoroughly informed. We’re also here to work with your budget and recommend the remediation solution that works for you.