Perma Jack Texas can identify Flood Damage to your home Foundation
Flooding can be a major cause of foundation problems in the days, weeks, months and years following a flood event. Being able to differentiate between a home that has experienced flood damage versus a home that had previously existing or non-flood-related damages is important to homeowners. Insurance companies may be more likely to cover claims from homeowners who suffered foundation damage as a result of flooding (though getting flood insurance usually requires homeowners to specifically request it).
Flood Damage To Foundation in Texas
Often, the opinion of a professional inspector, such as Perma Jack Texas, is necessary before they honor such claims. Determining the cause of the damage is important for both insurance reasons and to make sure your home is getting the right repairs. A home suffering from any kind of foundation damage that doesn’t have a professional inspection and can end up misdiagnosed. This can, unfortunately, result in repairs that don’t address the revenant issues with the foundation, meaning that either further repairs will be needed or the repairs made will make difference at all.
There are a lot of different conditions that can impact foundations, and knowing the cause of damages is paramount to successful repair. Even if your home has been surrounded by floodwaters, it doesn’t mean that it will be damaged from the water outside. Depending on how the structure was built and the local topography, the foundation may not suffer any damage. Sometimes though, floodwaters can further impact an already somewhat damaged foundation leading to indoor flooding and expansions of cracks.
Telltale signs of damage are obvious to professionals, as is (usually) the cause as well, but it varied by material and method of construction. For the everyday homeowner, finding new cracks in concrete slabs, noticing cracks in drywall and walls that are resting at different heights is the first sign that they’re experiencing trouble. Noticing changes like these mean that you need to contact a foundation repair professional for an evaluation, especially with the flooding that is now happening throughout the state, you could be entitled to payouts through your insurance because of a flood disaster you wouldn’t otherwise be able to use.
Premedical offers homeowners free inspections, and if you think you’d run into a problem, get in touch with us. We’re the Central Texas foundation repair professionals who have repaired foundations throughout the state, with customers who will always come back for any foundation repair needs.