Do you think your walk out basement in Arlington is damaged? Foundation damage can make your walk out basement impossible to enter or exit, making it pointless at best and a dangerous fire hazard at worst. The same things can be said of egress windows that are installed in a supporting foundation structure that is unstable.
Arlington home foundation problems are even more painful than usual for homeowners with walk out basements. Fortunately they can be repaired.
If you have foundation problems, you’re probably going to know it. They include cracks in walls and drywall, uneven floors, windows and doors either swinging open on their own or not opening at all. Your basement doors might be affected by a cracked foundation before the ones upstairs, especially those doors leading to the outside. If you’re starting to notice problems in the basement, you’re going to have them upstairs eventually as well – call a professional to assess the situation before your home suffers any more damage right away.
Some people ask if it makes more sense to sell their homes rather than get the needed foundation repairs. First, do you really want to move? Moving to a new home often represents significant costs on its own, plus there’s no guarantee that your new home won’t also eventually have foundation problems. Plus, with foundation damage, it can be difficult for potential buyers to get financing to afford it – many banks require a home inspection and will not grant a loan when serious damage is present or imminent. More importantly, it is usually against the law to knowingly sell a home with serious damage, unless the problem is documented an disclosed.
The upside to get getting Arlington home foundation repairs though, is that a strengthened foundation can actually increase your home’s value. Since a strengthened home foundation is more stable than even the initial pour, especially when using a steel pier system like Perma Jack’s, home inspectors know that such home are worth more because they will fewer long term costs.
Make sure to work with a reputable contractor when you get your walk out basement repaired. When you use a well-known system, people are more likely to seriously believe that there will be no need for future repairs. Perma Jack Texas can help you get your walk out basement working again, and keep it safe from future damage.