Owning a home is a great responsibility that can require a lot of financial investment at time to keep in tip-top shape. It’s very common to be saving for certain upgrades, decor, or design changes and then feel broad-sided by an expensive repair such as a damaged foundation. When this happens, it can be tempting to decide to postpone the foundation or other repair until after the change you’ve been waiting on.
However, have you considered the cost of postponing your foundation repair for months and the potential increase in cost to fix it as the damage continues to spread? In fact, it’s fairly common for foundation repair to end up exponential damage if it affects certain areas or piping.
As a foundation repair company that’s been servicing North Texas homes for more than 35 years, we know that foundation damage that is left without being properly fixed, can turn a $4 – 6,000 service become a $15,000 repair.
Growing Problems Associated With Foundation Repair
The top problems associated with foundation repair that is left to continue getting worse are plumbing problems, mold and milder, and especially insects and rodents.
Plumbing problems: As for plumbing, if pipes get damaged due to the foundation shifting and putting pressure or stretching the pipes in the wrong direction can easily cause the pipe to crack or burst which causes leaks and possibly flooding damage.
Mold and Mildew: Mold and mildew can build up from cracks and shifts in a foundation. Homes in Texas can quickly hit over 70% humidity in the summer if there are cracks within the walls, doorways, and floors. This can also cause extreme health problems.
Insects and Rodents: If you love spiders, crickets, mice, and other creepy crawlies then by all means leave your damaged foundation alone. However, if you’re like us, we try to keep insects and rodents outside and our family safe inside.
At Discount Foundation Repair we want ensure that your home is safe and secure from the foundation up. That means prompt, proper care of your foundation. Even if it seems like a small issue, call us at (972) 740-2235 to get a complete evaluation.