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Slidell Foundation Repair: Avoid These Temporary Fixes

Posted by WCK Foundation Expert Team on Feb 24, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Slidell Foundation Repair:  Avoiding these Temporary FixesWashing your car in the rain.  Cleaning your hands in the midst of a crawfish boil.  Buying high and selling low.  These things just don’t make a lot of sense.  There are a variety of other toilsome, pointless activities we can add to the list when it comes to your Slidell home’s foundation.  When there are underlying issues affecting the health and safety of your house, trying to remedy the symptoms is simply throwing good money after bad. 

Recognizing the signs of foundation damage is the first critical step in repairing your home and saving time and money in the long run.  Broken bricks, cracks in the foundation walls, doors and windows that don’t close or stay open, uneven floors and drywall damage are all common indicators of foundation distress.  At the first appearance of these signs, call a trusted foundation repair expert.  Correcting the root of the problem is the only way to ensure the health of your biggest asset, your home.  It would be a waste of time, energy and money to engage in any of these household repairs without finding a remedy for your foundation issues first:

  • Brick and/or aluminum siding replacement or repairs

  • Drywall, sheetrock and other interior carpentry repairs

  • Window replacements

  • Door replacements

Engaging in these repairs and modifications will be futile if your foundation continues to shift.  Imagine spending money on drywall repair and a new front door because there were cracks on the interior of your home and the original door wouldn’t close correctly.  Now consider that your foundation continues to settle and shift, and within a matter of months, the same repairs and then some are needed again.  That would be frustrating to say the least.  Putting a band-aid on the symptoms of foundation distress will continue to cost you money and headaches without addressing the key issue that lies in your foundation.

For foundation damage in Slidell and across the north shore it’s important to entrust your home to a quality, competent foundation repair company that uses only trusted engineering practices.  It’s also critical that they employ the best process for the type of ground and soil your home was built upon.  There is a major difference between soil on the north shore and that in New Orleans and further south.  The drilled pier is the preferred and ideal method for foundation repair in Slidell.  New Orleans based companies employ a different method that works best for their water table and soil conditions.  However, in spite of only being a short distance away, this method offers very little benefit for homes north of Lake Pontchartrain. 

WCK Foundation Repair has been using the drilled pier method to repair and correct foundation issues for over 30 years.  They take pride in educating the community and restoring homes.  All of their work abides by accepted engineering practices and comes with a transferrable lifetime warranty.

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