The Benefits of Regular Foundation Inspections

Some home repairs can be ignored – without facing dire consequences. But you can’t ignore foundation problems.

Foundation problems can lead to structural integrity issues – and cause water problems in your basement. But, you can avoid these major problems by hiring a professional to complete periodic foundation inspections.

Reasons You Should Have Regular Foundation Inspections

We get it. You’re busy. There are a lot of things that we should do – especially when it comes to home maintenance. However, here are some reasons you should move regular foundation inspections to the top of your “must do” list.

Foundation problems are entirely preventable.

Your roof is going to deteriorate with age. But, unfortunately, there’s little you can do to keep that from happening.

Your HVAC system won’t last forever – even if you have a professional maintain it every year.

However, a professional skilled in landscaping, home drainage, and waterproofing solutions can help you create a protective barrier against heavy rains and melting snow – so that you never have any significant issues with your foundation.

Preventing foundation problems is more affordable than fixing problem foundations.

Regarding foundations, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

In other words, it’s much more cost-effective to install a functioning gutter system and sump pump (and ensure you have the proper slope around your home) than to install anchoring systems or wall braces.

A professional will be able to analyze your unique situation and offer suggestions for your property.

What type of soil do you have on your property? How close are your neighboring properties? (And where does their excess water drain?) How can you be assured that your foundation gets the moisture it needs – but not too much?

Because each property is unique, it’s essential that you have a professional analyze and design a practical, cost-effective solution to reduce the risk of water drainage issues. Not every situation is the same, so hire a company that offers much more than cookie-cutter solutions.

A professional foundation inspector can look at your sidewalks, patios, and driveways.

Proper grading can keep your sidewalks, patios, and driveways solid and free from cracks.

A periodic foundation inspection will enable you to stop existing damage from becoming worse.

You may have inherited your problem foundation from the previous owner. However, there may be things you can do to keep the problems from getting more significant.

Ignoring water damage inside your home can lead to health problems.

A damp, musty basement smells terrible. But, worse than that, it can be a sign that mold lurks in your home.

Contact JLB Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing for a Foundation Inspection

JLB Foundation Repair is one of Kansas City’s most trusted foundation repair companies. You can depend on them to perform a thorough inspection of your foundation. If they find something wrong, they do foundation repairs, crack repairs, basement waterproofing, home drainage solutions, crawl space encapsulation, and mud jacking.

Contact JLB Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing for help on both sides of the state line.