As the popular idiom states, home is where the heart is. Your house is where you build unforgettable memories with your loved ones, where you relax after a long day, where you feel the most comfortable. It’s a reflection of your life and your personality. Yet, no matter how important your home is to you, it’s common to forget important responsibilities relating to its well-being. This is especially true when it comes to the home’s foundation.
FREQUENT HOME FOUNDATION MISTAKES
Most homeowners don’t think twice about the condition of their foundation, following the flawed theory that what is out of sight is out of mind. But although you may not give your foundation much thought, it is pivotal to the overall integrity of your home. Neglecting its condition can lead to incredibly expensive foundation repair services and also put you and your family’s safety in danger.
In this post, we’ll provide you with a few of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when it comes to their foundation. If you have noticed any obvious danger, don’t wait to contact us today for foundation repair in North Little Rock.
IGNORING FOUNDATION ISSUES
We have mentioned it in previous blogs, but it’s important to remind homeowners that if they have seen any obvious issues with their foundation, they have to get it repaired as soon as possible. The most common mistake that we’ve seen people make is ignoring the problem. We promise you, it is not going to fix itself, it is only going to make the damage worse. We understand that paying for foundation repair might not be at the top of the list, but the longer you wait, the more expensive the necessary repairs will be.
PLANTING TREES CLOSE TO THE HOUSE
One blunder that homeowners make that can severely damage the foundation is by planting trees close to the home. Not only can the roots grow and directly damage the foundation, but they also require water. When the roots of the tree hog the moisture from the soil around your house, this will cause it to dry out, contract, and cause the foundation to shift or crack.
HOME RENOVATION WITH FOUNDATION DAMAGE
If you’ve noticed that your foundation is in need of repair and made the first mistake of ignoring the issue, don’t make matters even worse and decide to perform home renovations. Oftentimes, repair requires lifting the home which will damage certain interior structures as well as the plumbing. Not to mention the fact that if the foundation damage gets worse, the house may shift which will damage your recently finished renovations. Why do all of that work just to spend the money to do it all over again?
NEGLECTING THE BASEMENT
The most important thing to remember is to check the basement and look for any obvious signs of foundation damage. Following that, get it repaired! Check out this previous blog post for the most common warning signs to look out for. If you’re in need of foundation repair in North Little Rock, or any of the other construction services that we provide, then don’t hesitate to contact us today!