Common Questions About Foundation Repair

There are many questions that come up when considering foundation repair. Here are some of the more common questions we recieve and some answers we hope will help.

How much does foundation repair cost?

Foundation repair is traditionally quoted at very high prices, ranging from the tens of thousands even to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sure Safe’s method can cut those prices down to as little as ⅓ the industry standard. The high prices often come from outdated techniques which require the entire home be dug out or lifted before repairs can be made. Sure Safe’s EV-1 Footing System technology (http://suresafe.com/ev-1-footing-system) allows stronger repairs to be made to the foundation without the hassle of raising your home and longer construction time. While each foundation repair is different and prices will vary, Sure Safe can provide estimates often ⅓ normal quoted prices. Get an estimate and find out for yourself.

 

How do I know if I have foundation problems?

There are many signs that may indicate foundation problems. The best course of action is to regularly walk the perimeter of your property and check for any of the following.

  • Fractures or cracks in the walls or floors

  • Crumbling or flaking concrete

  • Water damage

  • Moisture or pools of water in odd places

  • Shifting soil

  • Sagging floors or walls

  • Warped or shifted areas

  • Gaps in walls or the foundation

  • Doors or windows that don’t fit

  • Washing machine vibrations felt throughout the home

You can read more about these signs and their causes in this article.
5 Early Warning Signs of Foundation Failure

 

What causes foundation problems?

Foundation problems can be caused by many different factors, but are most often related to either the soil conditions or age and construction of the home. Older homes are usually more vulnerable to failures in the foundation system, where piers, beams, or supports can rot, rust, and become unstable. These problems are especially common in more humid regions such as San Diego.

Almost any home can suffer failures in the foundation because of shifting or changing soil. Many times a foundation will shift because of water damage, but they can also move as a result of time. Sure Safe takes into account the soil conditions and builds a custom solution to support your home in harmony with the ground beneath.

 

How does foundation repair effect the value of my home?

The status of a foundation can make or break the value of a home. For those looking to buy or sell a home, one should always have the foundation inspected by a professional. Sure Safe has extensive experience working with sellers in a time crunch needing to fix a home to save a sale. If you are worried about the value of our home, let us come take a look. We’ll help you get peace of mind, and if necessary make city approved repairs.

 

How long should foundation repairs take?

While each repair is different, because of Sure Safe’s EV-1 repair method foundation repairs that previously could have taken weeks can now only take days. Many smaller repair jobs can also take as little as a day to complete.

 

How can I get my foundation repaired?

Look no further. Contact us to get a free quote, or schedule a time to come inspect your foundation. Our purpose at Sure Safe is to help make your home strong again!

 

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