We offer presentations for realtors in North Carolina to explain the signs, causes and solutions to foundation failure in home and commercial buildings. Call (919) 806-5232 to schedule a complementary presentation for your North Carolina group.
Home and commercial property sellers often rely on the buyer’s inspection to surface potential concerns. If they turn up foundation failure signs, you’ll wish you’d discovered that sooner, as buyers can get spooked. Call your local foundation repair company to get any cracks checked out beforehand. Know what you’re dealing with so you’re in a stronger negotiating position with future buyers.
Brackett Foundation Repair is getting calls about leaning chimneys, where chimney’s lean away from the house. Because chimney’s aren’t structurally connected to houses and are so heavy, they put more load on the soil under them, and are likely to shift over time. A leaning chimney is a foundation repair issue.
A Durham homeowner who needed a couple of helical piles installed last week wrote Brackett Foundation Repair an appreciative thank you letter that highlights how we take care in the work we do.
Before building your home, if a soils engineer finds that the soil where the foot print of your house will be can’t support the load, there are techniques to handle that. Steel reinforcing bars, larger and deeper footings, and installing new construction piles often solves the problem.
Brackett Foundation Repair lists many sites where you can look up foundation repair contractors and then gives 11 reasons why you’ll want to call Brackett for your foundation repair quote.
Do new homes have foundation failures? You bet. Before you build yours, get a soils engineer to test the load bearing capacity and content of the soil, and the discuss the results with your builder.
Homeowners insurance usually does not cover damage to a home from settlement. New construction may have a warranty, either the standard one year warranty, or an extended one, that might cover damage due to settlement. Individual provisions vary. Check your warranty documentation.
You’ve found signs of foundation problems, or foundation failure. Maybe you’ve been through the stages of denial, anger, despair and surrender and you’re ready to call in the pros to hear the worst. Or maybe you take it coolly, and you know what you have to do. You’ve opened the Yellow Pages (if you still…
While older buildings definitely need foundation repair more often than new construction, when building is done on ground that doesn’t provide adequate support, new construction helical piles that are cemented into the footing become invaluable for preventing future foundation failure.