When buying or selling a home in Texas, it’s a fact – you must consider the condition of the home’s foundation. Here are some tips and considerations regarding foundations to keep in mind whether you are in the market to purchase or sell a home.
Have Your Foundation Evaluated Prior to Listing Your Home
Scheduling an inspection before you sell your home is priority number one for those with or without foundation problems. So why wait? A foundation inspection only takes about an hour, includes inside and outside measurements, and will incorporate electronic gas levels and various other technological tools to help assess your foundation and any associated problems you may have.
Buying a Home that has had Foundation Repair
If you are interested in purchasing a repaired home, it’s also important that you know the facts.
- Ask for an original copy of the foundation repair agreement. Look into business and professional aspects of the company that did the job. Are they still in business? What sort of reviews do they have? What are the terms and conditions of the agreement? Will the agreement transfer to a new owner?
- Does the foundation repair information also contain a “scope of work” outline that presents the original repair plan with corresponding layouts where the work was done? This important information relates directly to what parts are covered by the warranty, and should not be overlooked.
- A third-party report should also be attached. This type of report guarantees that the work performed was done per building code, and should provide final “elevations” of your home. This information is also important for you in the future should you decide to sell the home while the foundation is still covered under warranty.
Selling a Home That Has Had Foundation Repair
If you are a seller of a home that has had foundation repair, please keep in mind that it is important to disclose this information to all parties involved. Similarly, if your home requires foundation repair, it’s important to rectify all problems prior to listing your home for sale.
In the end, homes with foundation issues are only a problem when left unaddressed – this goes for those who are planning to sell as well as those who have no interest in leaving their current home.
Furthermore, if you are buying a home soon, always do your homework about a home’s issues before agreeing to a purchase, including a professional inspection of the foundation.
For more information on how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free inspection of your home’s foundation. As a leading foundation repair company in Texas, Perma-Pier has extensive experience in home foundation repair and commercial foundation repair that spans three generations. Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas has successfully completed over 15,000 foundation repair, underground plumbing and drainage repair projects in the residential and commercial markets.