So you just found out that your home has major foundation damage and needs to be repaired. You have been noticing cracks in the walls, but were hoping they would go away. It turns out the house is settling and needs foundation piers. Until now, you have never even heard of piers, so now what do you do? Don’t panic, at Water Solutions, we put together a few tips to help you through the process as you meet with foundation repair companies.
Do Your Homework
This seems like common sense to most people, but it is important to research the repair companies that give you estimates. Take some time to read the company’s website and learn about their products. Have some questions prepared for them. Here are a couple of things that we recommend you find out. What kind of pier system do they use? What are the benefits of their piers? Do they offer a warranty on their products? Also, be sure to look online for some reviews. Most companies will have reviews on Google, Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, etc.
There are several different types of foundation piers available, and every company likes to speak about how their system is the best. It is important to take the time to educate yourself about the pier system that a company uses to fix your foundation. Any quality repair company will have extensive information about their products. There are a lot of cheap piers on the market that will fail relatively quickly. We use the DynaPier® because it was engineered for strength and durability. Learn more about the DynaPier® here.
Evaluate the Entire Company
It is important to pay close attention to the entire experience with each foundation repair company. Pay attention to all the details. Was the company polite on the phone when you called them to schedule an appointment? You can tell a lot about how a company treats their customers by the first phone call. Was the technician that evaluated your house professional and knowledgeable? Does the company warranty their products? Be sure that the company is well rounded and provides excellent customer service. That means they will take care of your property and your needs.