Are you looking for a professional repair contractor to repair cracks in your foundation? There are lots of options for companies that can help with repairing cracked foundations. However, not every company will provide you with great results.
Keep the following points in mind when choosing a professional contractor to assist in repairing cracked foundations.
- They are experienced with foundation repair systems
There are different systems available for cracked foundations and not all contractors are familiar with or experienced in their application. If you want to have great results with foundation repair, it’s important to choose a contractor that is trained and experienced in applying the system that will be used for the repair of your walls.
For example, if the repair requires the application of carbon fiber straps, be sure to hire a contractor that has received training in their application. They should also be able to show that they have experience successfully installing the carbon fiber system for applications similar to your own.
- They prefer the one-size-fits-all approach
Some contractors will immediately suggest a solution without attempting to diagnose the problem. This one-size-fits-all approach may not work for your situation.
In repairing cracked foundations, it’s important for the contractor to determine the root cause of the problem. They are then better able to provide a solution to meet your particular needs.
For example, repairing the foundation with carbon fiber sheets may be the right solution. However, these sheets can be installed in different configurations for the best results. An experienced contractor will provide the best design for your situation. They will also take the time to identify the root cause of the cracking and provide you with solutions to prevent further damage to the wall.
- They see you as a meal ticket
Some contractors may take your project as an opportunity to make as much money as possible. Be especially weary when talking to sales people who are paid on commission basis. You may be presented with solutions and incentives which aren’t really applicable in your situation.
It’s important to do some research on your own prior to searching for a contractor. You should also request for quotations and proposals from at least three contractors to compare. Choose the contractor that offers you a comprehensive approach to repairing your cracked foundation.
While repairing a cracked foundation shouldn’t be put off, you shouldn’t rush when selecting a contractor either. Keep the three points above in mind when choosing a contractor.
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