Foundation Problems and Home Sales in California
While it is not easy to sell your home in today’s market in the first place, it can be made even more difficult when your home is suffering from a foundation problem. Many homeowners are willing to make some home improvements after they purchase a home – such as painting a room or installing hardwood or new appliances. However, when the home improvement turns into home repair, it can present a bigger cost and a bigger problem for home buyers. This is why many buyers will not consider a home if there are signs of a foundation problem.
This is why it is important to look over your home for foundation problems and have any issues repaired as soon as possible. As long as you catch the foundation problem early enough, experts can most likely take care of it quickly and at a reasonable cost.
Signs to look for before putting your house on the market include:
- Wall Cracks
- Sloped or Uneven Floors
- Floor Cracks
- Damp Basement or Crawlspace
- Sticking Windows or Doors
- Ceiling Cracks
- Bowing or Leaning Walls
- Leaning Chimney
If you see any sort of foundation problem, have it fixed as soon as possible. If prospective home buyers see that there is nothing structurally wrong with the house, they will be more likely to purchase the home, and also to pay top dollar for it.
Foundation Repair for Selling Bay Area Homes
Bay Area Underpinning offers all of the foundation repair options that you need to take care of foundation problems before you sell your home. Even newer homes could have foundation problems that might scare potential buyers away. That is why it is important to invest in repair solutions as soon as possible. The sooner you have your repairs done, the less expensive it will be for you. This maximizes the profit that you make on your selling your home.
Smaller signs of foundation problems, like a slightly damp or humid basement or some small drywall cracks, might not be a huge concern to buyers. However, you should always examine the rest of your home, as these could be signs of a larger foundation problem, and the home buyers might want to have an inspection performed that reveals the foundation has shifted or settled. If the foundation has shifted or settled, it can be repaired using helical piers or steel push piers from ECP (Earth Contact Products). These underpinning solutions involve using steel support devices, the helical or steel push piers, underneath the foundation to support it and transfer the structure’s weight from the failing foundation to the stable ground far below.
We can fix whatever kind of foundation problem you might see in order to help you sell your home. Contact us right away if you are concerned about a foundation problem in your California home ruining the chances of selling the home.