Should I Repair My Foundation Before Remodeling?
When our Design Specialists visit with homeowners, we hear this question all the time during our inspections: “Should I wait to do other home repairs and remodeling until after my foundation repairs or is it ok to start now?”
Some specialty contractors might try to soothe your worries by telling you it doesn’t matter just so you will move forward with their services. Here at Foundation Support Specialists, we are committed to our customers and want to restore the integrity of your entire home – not just your foundation.
Does My Home Have Foundation Issues?
The first place to start is to figure out if your home is experiencing foundation issues.
There are many signs and symptoms that your home might be dealing with settlement issues. Any homeowner can conduct their own inspection to see if they notice any of the tell-tale signs, and we encourage you to do this once a year. If you’ve noticed any of the following signs of settlement, give FSS a call for a free, no-obligation inspection:
- Cracks in your drywall
- Stair-step cracks on your exterior walls
- Floor cracks
- Sagging floors
- Walls separating from the ceiling or floor
- Sticking doors or windows
How Can Foundation Repairs Before I Remodel Hurt My Home?
The FSS process of repairing a home’s foundation includes installing hot-dipped galvanized steel piers under the existing slab foundation. In sections, the home is then hydraulically lifted to get it as close as possible to level.
If you’ve already done a recent remodel of your kitchen or bathroom, it’s possible that the foundation lift could create more cracks in your walls, or even on your new countertops or floors. What results is a newly-leveled foundation, but now you have to get your remodeling contractor back out… and nobody wants to see their dollars or time wasted.
What About My Roof Repairs?
Same exact thing! You’ve spent thousands of dollars on a new roof, and if you repaired it knowing you had foundation problems, you could be in for a rude awakening.
Repairing a foundation after roof repairs could result in waves and wrinkles, and if you chose roof tiles, those could crack.
Foundation Repair Comes First
If you know you have a foundation problem, but you’re considering repairing or remodeling other parts of your home – STOP!
You’ll first want to book a free inspection with a foundation repair contractor you can trust, like Foundation Support Specialists. Our experienced inspectors will provide you a free inspection and give options that will fit your budget. The sooner you recognize the signs of foundation settlement and schedule your repairs, the sooner you can get back to the fun stuff like picking kitchen cabinet colors or designing your new bathroom shower.
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