Over time, cracks may appear on the foundation of your building, meaning that you will have to look for a foundation repair contractor for help. Cracks may appear soon after the construction of a new building or after several years. Diagonal, vertical, and horizontal cracks indicate different types of damage to your building and thus need to be repaired differently. Also, foundation repair contractors use different methods to carry out repairs. When choosing a foundation repair company, you should familiarize yourself with how the company works.
While there are many other factors to keep in mind when hiring a professional foundation repair contractor here are 3 important ones to look out for before making a choice:
- Quality of Work
The foundation repair company that you choose should be responsible for doing lasting repairs. In addition, the contractor should be able to do high-quality repair work by ensuring that the repairs are not easily recognizable, and the materials used bond well to the existing surfaces. You should look for pictures of previous projects done by the contractor and make sure that the repaired areas are not easily visible.
To do high-quality foundation repair work, the contractor must be having skilled employees. Therefore, as you look at the quality of work done, look also at the team of technicians you will be working. Ensure that they are skilled and reliable people that you can depend on to do excellent repair work.
- Methods Used
Foundation repair should be done using the right techniques. Ineffective repair methods imply that the repairs work will not hold, or your foundation will lose its initial shape. For good results, your technicians must first examine the type of damage that the foundation has to determine the best repair method.
For instance, when dealing with cracks, the technicians must examine the size and type of cracks, as well as the extent of damage that is associated with the cracks. Therefore, you should inquire about the methods that the repair company uses to inspect and repair different types of foundation cracks.
- Types of Materials That the Contractor Uses
Building repair contractors know that the materials used in doing repairs determine the quality of work done. If your foundation has cracks that are up to 2 inches wide, the Stabl-Wall™ system, which makes use of the carbon fiber technology, would be an excellent choice to repair the cracks permanently.
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