As a homeowner, you’ve probably heard about the importance of your home’s foundation. Unfortunately, there are many foundation myths circulating about foundation issues which can lead to a lot of misinformation and confusion. In this blog, we’re busting some of the foundation myths we frequently hear from our Rochester customers:
Foundation cracks only occur in old or poorly constructed homes.
While older or neglected homes may be more susceptible to foundation issues, all homes can experience foundation problems. Foundation cracks can occur for a variety of reasons, many which have nothing to do with the age or construction quality of a home. Some of the most common causes of foundation cracks include a malfunctioning drainage system; plumbing leaks; evaporation; large trees; and soil compaction.
You can wait to make foundation repairs
All foundation repairs – no matter how minor or significant – should be made as soon as possible. While putting off a repair may be OK for a short time, it can have devastating structural effects if left untreated for too long. Allowing foundation cracks to become worse can lead to an array of problems for your home, including roofing issues, problems with doors and windows, and basement wall leaks.
Foundation repairs are very expensive
While foundation repairs can vary in cost by the severity of the problem, foundation repair services are generally reasonable. Only a professional basement repair contractor can inspect your foundation’s problems and determine the scope of work that’s needed. If you’re on a tight budget and have been delaying foundation repairs, consider getting a few different quotes and inquiring about payment plan options.
Do you have foundation problems with your home? Based in Rochester, NY, Storm Basement Waterproofing has the expertise to address all of your basement waterproofing concerns. To learn more about our waterproofing services, crack and foundation repair and more, please contact our Rochester office directly at (585) 622-2717.