Why Some Contractors Advise Against Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation Crack Repair Guide
When you’re faced with foundation cracks, it’s wise to contact a professional to find out what they have to say about your situation. However, you may find that some of the contractors you get in touch with aren’t at all interested in foundation crack repair. Some may even try to discourage you from investing in repairing the cracks in your foundation.
There are various reasons for this including:
- They consider this a small job
You will be amazed to hear that some contractors consider foundation crack repair a small job. They just don’t want to take jobs that won’t make them as much as they’d like. This is especially true when you contact a company that has to travel a long distance in order to provide you with their services. It is therefore always best to contact a local contractor for these jobs.
- They’ve failed previously
Is this a repeat call to the company? Some contractors don’t take the time to ensure that they seal the cracks correctly. You therefore find yourself having to call them back to repeat the job often. This can be overwhelming to the contractor, who may then try to convince you to give up on repairing the cracks.
Always ensure that you select a contractor with a good track record. They should have experience in foundation crack repair and be able to provide references for jobs they’ve done successfully.
- They view you as their next mortgage payment
Let’s face it. Basement waterproofing is a business. Contractors need to make money in order to survive too. Some may try to do this by any means. They may try to convince you to invest in a method of repair that is not only unnecessary but also very expensive.
It is always best to get more than one opinion on your foundation problems. Many basement waterproofing contractors provide free inspections and consultations to help you find the best solution for problems you are facing. Take advantage of this to determine the best way to approach crack repair.
- They believe in a one-size-fits all approach
It can be difficult to get a contractor to repair your foundation if they believe in the use of only specific types of systems for the repair of foundations. These contractors are often not willing to determine the actual cause for the problem. They immediately go into applying systems that they are specialized in. These systems may be helpful but unnecessary in solving the problem.
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