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Choosing a Foundation Repair Company

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What to Look for When Hiring a Foundation Repair Company

Got Foundation Problems?
Your foundation plays an important role in the structural integrity of your home. It helps to provide a sturdy, even base that your home is built atop. If the foundation begins to crack or crumble, it will begin to shift, which can affect how level your home is.

When foundation problems are present, your home will give you many warning signs. These signs may include doors or windows that begin to stick or jam, cracks in the walls, cracks in your concrete surfaces, cracks in your tiles, cracks near the base of your foundation going up the side of the home or bulging and curving on your exterior walls. 

If you notice any of the signs of foundation issues, you will want to have your foundation inspected promptly. Foundation problems should be repaired quickly to prevent them from worsening. However, if you have never been in this situation before, you may be unsure of what you should look for when hiring a foundation repair professional. Here are a few of the factors to look for as you go about hiring a foundation repair company for potential foundation problems. ‚Äč

What Foundation Repair Method the Company Uses
There are many different foundation repair methods out there. Most concrete slabs need to be slabjacked or piered. When slabjacking is done, grout or concrete is poured underneath the foundation to pump it up. When piering is done, steel pipes are placed under the slab to lift it up and level it. There are pros and cons to both repair methods. Always do your research on these pros and cons, and then find a foundation repair company that uses the method you prefer. 

The Amount of Experience the Company Has
As you search for the best foundation repair company for your home, take the time to consider how much experience the company has. While every company has to start somewhere, you do not want to be where they start. Try to find a repair company who has a reputable reputation and has been in business for some time. To do so, read reviews on the company, talk to past clients and ensure they are a reliable and stable company.

If They Use Employees or Subcontractors for Jobs

When selecting a foundation repair specialist, always ask the company you are considering working with if they use their employees for the job or whether they hire subcontractors or day laborers.
A company that uses their employees knows that the employees have been properly trained and are skilled at their jobs. If the company uses outside laborers, on the other hand, they may be hiring unskilled workers or workers who do not follow the protocol that the foundation has set forth.
Always look for a company that uses their own employees or who has a vetting process that subcontractors have to go through to prove their skill set.

Whether They Offer a Warranty on Their Work
The last factor you need to pay attention to when picking a foundation repair company is whether they offer a warranty on their work or not. A foundation repair company should always stand behind the foundation repairs they make. If they do not offer a warranty, you may want to go with a company who does. 
If your home shows any signs of foundation issues, you should have your foundation inspected and repaired properly. Foundation issues can quickly go from bad to worse and can become more costly. Bayshore Construction, Concrete, Waterproofing & Foundation Repair Specialist is here to help with all of your foundation needs. Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule an appointment for an in-person evaluation. 
Bayshore Construction, Waterproofing & Foundation

20167 Wedgewood Drive
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Phone: 586-773-0808

Business Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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