Why Check for Foundation Problems Before Selling Your Home

Apr 1, 2024 | Uncategorized

When you’re ready to sell, checking if your home needs foundation repair is essential. This can save you from being blindsided with an expensive surprise or losing a buyer during the home inspection process. We recommend knowing where you stand before entering the market by first calling AlphaLift Foundation Repair for a free inspection/estimate. Learn about some of the reasons why your home could be at a greater risk for foundation damage.

Is Your Foundation on a Slippery Slope?

North Texas features expansive soil types that can easily create home foundation problems. Unleveled lots, improper grading, and drainage issues can result in the earth below being heavily saturated in some areas under your home. Concrete slab foundation problems aren’t isolated to any one type of scenario, but if you suspect there could be a foundation problem it’s always a good idea to get an inspection before you put your home up for sale.

Is Your Home Showing Signs of Aging?

Older homes also have a higher risk of home foundation problems. If you own an older home, be sure to walk through it often and check for visible signs. On the inside, wall and floor cracks can be a sign of potential issues.

Horizontal cracks around the perimeter of your walls are usually a strong indication of foundation stress. You’ll want to examine your home’s exterior as well. When checking, pay attention to your brick for any stair-step cracks. These are potential signs of foundation problems. Sometimes these cracks are normal and may not be cause for concern. But it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Other signs may not be as noticeable. With such varying moisture levels, our foundations often sink deeper or even create uneven grounds. Only a professional who is trained to inspect foundations can truly tell if your home is losing its ground.

Your Next Steps

Should you discover foundation problems, you still have hope of selling your home. Following an AlphaLift inspection and repair estimate, we’ll walk you through exactly what the next steps should be. In most cases, repairs are made in 1-5 days with minimal disruption to your home. Additionally, all repairs are engineer certified and now the home can be sold with a fully transferable Lifetime warranty on any repairs that were needed!

Start With a Strong Foundation

When it comes to selling your North Texas home, don’t get caught off guard with a foundation problem. Save yourself the stress and call AlphaLift Foundation Repair first. Contact us online or call 214-868-4774 for more information about a free repair estimate. We’re happy to help you in any way we can.

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