Home Inspection Identified a Foundation Problem

Dear Realtor,

So you have a home under contract and the home inspector performed his inspection.  The buyers and you are sitting down to review the report.  You notice immediately in his summary section a huge potential problem with the sale.

The home inspector has identified a possible foundation issue that can cost you a sale. What would your first step be to solving this problem?

You might immediately pick up the phone and call the county inspections department for direction or call in a structural engineer to assess the situation.

The county inspector cannot give you documentation that would satisfy the sellers and the structural engineer can cost the buyers between $300-$450 and take several days, if not a week for a letter.

If you buyers don’t have a lot of money and are short on time with the due diligence period coming up quickly, then contact a foundation repair company for an assessment.

Companies, like Brackett Foundation, have been in the business for many, many years and can competently evaluate a situation quickly.

There are many instances where a crack doesn’t mean there is a major problem and a letter from a foundation repair company will suffice to move through to a successful closing.

If there is a foundation problem that needs addressing immediately, wouldn’t it be nice to have options?  Brackett Foundation can lay out several options for a win-win with the buyer and the seller.

When the times comes, give us a call.  We won’t let your closing fall through the crack.

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Ben Brackett, President of Brackett