Home buyers should always be on the look out for obvious problems when looking at a property. Structural, crawl space, foundation, and basement problems can indicate major problems are lurking just under the surface. It is important to catch these problems before putting down a firm offer on a property.
One of the most common calls for foundation repair Tulsa home owners make is due to a crack in the foundation. As experts will tell you, a foundation crack can happen for a number of reasons. It could be unexpected settling of the foundation footers. It might be tree root infiltration causing a part of the foundation to sink. Water penetrating under the foundation can destabilize the ground and cause buckling and cracking.
Another common call is for a damp, leaking basement. Since basements are underground, at least partly, water flowing through the ground can become a problem. Water entering the basement can cause major damage to the foundation and create a mold problem if not abated. Diverting water away from the foundation and making needed leak repairs can lessen the impact of water in the basement. Adding a sump pump and drainage tile is another option. These are just a couple of processes that can handle basement waterproofing.
Structural problems usually show up as cracks in the drywall, cracks in exterior brick, and windows that do not shut problem can indicate problems in the foundation and structure. House will settle over time. If one area settles more than another it can cause cracks in many areas of the home. It is important to have an expert check these cracks before making an offer.
When looking at a home before buying it, look for obvious cracks and structural problems. You can call in the experts on foundation repair Tulsa home owners rely upon.
If you have a foundation crack, need basement waterproofing, or want someone to verify your suspicions, be sure to call in the expert here at Edens Structural Solutions. We offer a free, no-obligation estimate so you know the cost of repairs before buying a property. Give us a call today.