Foundation settlement and moving are usually caused by constructing a structure on expansive or highly plastic soil, improperly compacting the select fill material or generally from poor construction practices utilizing the soils supporting the foundation. Whatever the reason for the soil differential settlement, this settlement is destroying your home’s structural integrity, rendering it un-safe and more importantly, guarantees to decrease the VALUE of your property!.
Precision Foundation Specialists Inc., with our proven, steel piering system – repairs cracked and deflected foundations. With our proven wall anchor system, we can relocate deflected basement walls – and reinforce settling foundations with our proven systems.
PFS Inc. is a leader in foundation stabilization with the most complete team of professional support staff in the industry. You can count on us finding the answers to your foundation problems!
Organizations (Past & Present)
• ICC (International Code Council)
• IBC (International Building Code)
• ICBO (International Conference of Building Officials)
• AWS (American Welding Society)
• ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
• CTTP (Center for Training Transportation Professionals)
• NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
• ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
• NDT (Non Destructive Testing)
• CCR (Central Contractor Registrations, DBE)
• ACI (American Concrete Institute)
Why Should I Fix My Foundation?
The US Commerce Association just reported that Homeowner’s spent $5.4 BILLION on foundation repair in the year 2015 alone.
Foundation problems are usually caused by soils and their characteristics surrounding your home. Soils have their own unique and different characteristics. Some are compatible and some are not. Unfortunately, these problems do not get better with time – they only get worse! Many people associate foundation problems with old homes; however Consumer Reports found that an alarming 22% of new homes have serious foundation problems even during their construction process. These problems were found to have two major causes:
1. Poor construction
2. Homes built on un-compacted soils.
It is safe to say that foundation problems affect new and old homes alike. The decision to fix these problems permanently – is the only solution but also an investment in your home that makes sense.
Your home is the single greatest wealth builder.
Homeowners sometimes try quick-fix solutions to repair the damage caused by foundation problems. A common repair is patching the sheetrock cracks on interior walls.
While this temporarily solves the aesthetic appearance in the family room of the home; it does not stabilize the foundation to prevent it from happening over and over again.
Repeated patching and painting of sheetrock is frustrating and unsightly!
Structures like these are extremely unsafe!
A major fact to consider is the resale value of your home. Since most people sell one home at some point in their life, why not get the best return on your investment. Would you not be hesitant to purchase a home with a structural defect, and if you did, you would pay the asking price?
The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Act requires that these types of issues must be disclosed to potential home buyers. Realtors have told us that they have to discount a home with foundation structural instability 12 – 22% in order to sale the home.
What is your home worth in today’s market? Can you see that by not fixing thefoundation, it is going to cost you much more money than fixing your foundation issue?Sometimes homeowners ask, “Why should I fix this problem now?”
Well, the answer is simple. Fix it now for this much or fix it later for more. Living with the foundation problem does not allow you to fully enjoy your living space without worry. Any finish work done to the home will need to be repaired constantly until the problem is permanently fixed. In some extreme cases. Some homeowners have waited so long to fix the problem that entire basements have collapsed, resulting in an uninhabitable home that is very expensive to repair.
How would you like this to happen to your home when you are trying to sell it? Below is an actual home that we were called to inspect in Northwest Arkansas.
Fixing these issues now and it will forever bring you the peace of mind of knowing your greatest investment is once again, safe, secure and fully functional. It is simply an investment. Do not try and outwit your common sense. It will always get the best of you. Give us a call at our headquarters at (479) 751-0556 to schedule your FREE inspection or contact our Toll Free number at (877) 658-7922.