There is a whole lease of enthusiasm when you want to buy a new home, agreed? The excitement gets more rasping when that is going to be your first time you are going to own a home of your own – your dream home. You probably can’t wait to jump into the property and throw your stuff all over the place in a commandeering sense of ownership.
Wait, sorry to spoil the fun but is your apartment really safe? Safety here stretches across the hospitality of the property in that there are no dangers of occupying it. Most importantly, is the foundation of the building alright? It would be handy wisdom to make sure the foundation is sound before jumping in. Foundation repairs for such faulty foundations after buying it ignorantly could really be a heck financially to attend to. Let us look at some measures you could deploy to ensure that the foundation of your potential new home is hale and hearty.
Get the Foundation Professionally Inspected
Despite the rave of Do It Yourself ideology blowing about, foundation examination is not something that can be done perfectly or accurately at least- without the right professionals. Thus, it is better to relinquish duty and get professional foundation repairs experts or inspectors to come and critically examine the health of the foundation. It doesn’t matter if the foundation looks very stealthy to the eyes, getting a professional inspection from foundation experts remains the best.
You should ask for documentation for every foundation work carried out on the building
It is possible the results from the inspection of your foundation may suggest the foundation is doing very well. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t spring complacency in you. Take the extra precaution and curiosity and ask for documentation of all works that have been executed on the foundation of your potential home. It never hurts to go the extra protective mile you know. It is even possible that the property despite extensive foundation repair could still be susceptible to foundation failure. Watch out for this. Ensure the sellers of the home (or the present occupants of the property) as the case may have completely sorted all this through before you exchange closing handshakes to wrap the deal up.
Previous foundation repairs should have a warranty
In the circumstance where repairs have been carried out on the foundation before, then such repairs should have a warranty. This is a preemptive step that would pay big time in the future should there be any undue foundation failures. So the company that conducted the previous repairs should be on hand to ink an agreement as well. With that, the responsibility of a possible foundation failure in the future is promptly shifted from your neck to that of the company.
All these steps may seem demanding to you, but surely the efforts are worth the while. There is no essence of buying a house only to be submerged in no time in hectic foundation bottlenecks. That is why these precautionary steps taken at the inception of the purchase is going to pay off. Feel free to call us for inspection of your foundation. It would really hurt us if you buy a bad home.