As time goes by the way we treat, repair and in general, fix things continues to change. Whether it’s a hack to use every day, household items to make our lives easier, or a technological or scientific advancement that helps us travel faster, see more or diagnose and cure things we couldn’t in the past; we continue to evolve and improve things we’ve been doing for years. The same couldn’t be truer for your home’s foundation repair.
Over the past 30 years of learning about the conditions that damage foundations in our part of Louisiana, and devising the best method, new efficiencies, processes and prevention tactics have been discovered. This is great news for you, the Baton Rouge homeowner, who one day may be faced with foundation problems. Issues that were once complex, have become simpler, equipment that didn’t exist, even a decade ago, now does; and repairs that could have been quite expensive, no longer have to be.
Just as there have been strides made from 15, 10 and 5 years ago to today, the rate of technology will only increase these advancements going into the future. This is a key reason why it is so important to read, review, understand, maintain and sign your contract when you agree to foundation repair.
Just like any major purchase or agreement, there will be some expectation of due diligence. Just as a car manufacturer likely won’t honor a warranty if you never change your oil, there will likely be preventative measures and maintenance that need to be done after your foundation repair is made. In order to protect the repair and your home, it’s imperative you understand your responsibility, and that will be spelled out in the contract.
Reading over the contract will also give you a tangible description of the work being done. While this can be a stressful time, knowing the process from start finish and understanding what to expect, can make it much easier. It is also a great opportunity to find out exactly what you are paying for. Many companies, unfortunately, take advantage of a stressful, complicated situation and can: overcharge, under repair, misdiagnose or a combination of all three. A thorough review of the contract and asking questions is great way to avoid future headaches.
WCK Foundation Repair, after 30 years of refining and implementing the drilled pier method, the best method for south Louisiana’s expansive soil, is still finding ways to improve and help home and business owners in our part of the state. And just like our contracts from the 1980’s aren’t relevant to the contracts we have today, our current contracts and information will evolve going forward as well. If you think your home has foundation damage, check out the 7 signs of foundation of repair. For more information, click here.