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Foundation Problems – What to look for …..

videoWhen buying a home there are many things to consider and you want to do all you can to make sure everything is in working order and not in need of repair or additional expense. No one enjoys those types of surprises.

The one thing you want to take the time to look at is the property’s foundation, after all the entire home rest on the foundation. A good solid foundation is important for any home.

If you have decided to purchase a home, take the time and walk around the entire home and take a real close look at the foundation.

Here are somethings to be on the lookout for :

Pay close attention to the paint on the foundation’s stem wall. Is the paint in good condition? Do you notice any paint chipping or flaking? Do you notice any cracks in the paint? Do you notice any bare areas where you can see exposed concrete? Is the stem wall painted below the landscaping / dirt grade? Really take the time to inspect the paint on the home’s foundation.

As you take a close look at the paint on the property’s foundation be on the look out for blisters or bubbles in the paint. If you notice the paint is lifting and separating from the foundation you should be concerned. Inspect these areas more closely and look for signs of moisture in these areas. If it feels damp to the touch, take note and look for other areas with similar appearance.

Take the time and look for any cracks in the foundation and exterior walls. Cracks in the foundation are not normal. If you notice any cracks, take note and ask questions. If you notice any concrete falling off the foundation in any areas you should take notice.

As you continue to look around the exterior of the property look for any cracks on the walls. Pay close attention around the windows and doorways. Cracks are bad and are possible signs of bigger problems.

Also be on the look out for any low points in the landscaping, any signs of areas where water can collect and puddle.

After you have checked the exterior of the home, take a good look at the interior. Take a close look around and be on the look out for any cracks in the walls, more importantly look for any signs of repairs and patching that may have been done to fix or conceal any cracks. Look around windows, doorways and corners. If notice any cracks or signs of cracks, take note.

As you walk through the inside of the home, pay particular attention to the floors. Take a close look and see if there are any cracks in the tile, any high or low points and any other signs that appear to be just not right or level. 

If you notice anything odd as you inspect the property you should have it looked at before making an offer or buying the property. Ignoring these signs can be very costly and you want to be sure that you are making a good investment.

For more information please contact us today at – (602) 418-2970

Concrete Repairman LLC - ROC# 300512 CR-9

Concrete Repairman LLC.
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4.4 out of 5 stars

David Meek
David Meek

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

James helped me assess a crack in the garage floor of a real estate listing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the way the concrete foundations are poured and helped me to understand the stresses that act on all concrete to shift, crack and break. I will be calling James from Concrete Repairman in the future for additional work. Highly recommended if you are a homeowner attempting to interpret a shifting or cracked foundation.

jorge martinez
jorge martinez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I am real estate agent and deal with alot of contractors and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the expertise and response time when dealing with james. We needed some repairs done asap as we were in the middle of a closing, not only did he explain the issue and gave a very reasonable quote, but the work was completed the very next day! If you are looking for professional work and performance I highly recommend Concrete Repairman.

Jennifer Pace
Jennifer Pace

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Reliable, dependable and hard working crew. Did a great job. James is extremely knowledgable about foundation care in AZ. Also knows the difference between what needs to be done in AZ vs other parts of the US. Very impressed!

Paula Foley
Paula Foley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

James and his crew made this whole experience painless. My stems had eroded over the years and James came as requested and assessed the damage. He gave us a fair price and his guys showed up on time all four days they were at my house. That is hard to find these days. The job was completed on time and done right. I would recommend this Company strongly.

Bob Dulong
Bob Dulong

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

I called last Thursday and Tiffany set up an appointment for me right away. James Belville arrived on time and gave my foundation an expert inspection, explaining the foundation system to me as he went along. He had some suggestions to extend the service life of our foundation by mitigating any moisture by the stem wall. With a few extensions of gutter drains and moving some vegetation, we can do just that. He is quite the expert (years and years of experience) and very personable. At the end of his inspection, we are confident our home is in excellent shape and will serve us for our lifetime. I highly recommend James and his company is you have any questions/concerns with your home's foundation. I know I will sleep much better at night after his visit. Thank you James for the thorough inspection & discussion.