If you’ve ever bought a car from a dealership the finance guy probably told you all about the wonderful extended warranty for your new vehicle. Wheels, tires, stereo, engine, everything but the oil and wiper blades are covered. It sounds like a no brainer and can provide instant peace of mind, but is it too good to be true? Will you need to pay for the repair and wait for reimbursement? Will you be surprised that the problem you have suddenly doesn’t fall under the scope of the warranty? These can be frustrating scenarios especially since you shell out a pretty penny for the coverage.
Warranties don’t stop there. They range from expensive vehicles all the way to an electronic toy for your child. Have you have ever been asked by the cashier at Wal-Mart as they pass the toy over the scanner if you’d like the 2-year protection plan? For a $30 toy? Warranties are everywhere. In fact, if you buy a TV from Best Buy, they will make more money on the extended warranty (if you buy it) then they will on the actual television.
Now, this isn’t to give warranties a bad name. They exist for a reason and are quite valuable. Should you have an expensive auto repair, you’ll be glad you have that certificate. If your new TV goes out, it’ll be nice to have a new one delivered to your front door. A warranty is especially important when it comes to work you have done on your home, specifically your foundation.
Some foundation companies and their corresponding warranties have given homeowners a cause for concern. Whether it comes in the fine print that includes clauses where they cannot be transferred to a new owner, or require a fee or have an expiration date, it is crucial to know the details of the warranty your foundation company offers.
At WCK Foundation, the warranty process is simple. WCK offers a fully transferrable, lifetime warranty. The warranty covers the work and stays with the home, it’s as simple as that. Not only does this give you, the homeowner, peace of mind, it also adds instant value to your home should you ever sell. However, you could still be skeptical, “is this too good to be true?” So here is the answer to the question, “Will you stand by your warranty?”
Absolutely. The most common reason for warranty work to be performed is due to a failure to control drainage. Drainage and moisture control is a leading cause of foundation damage and home movement. Drainage issues can allow for slight movement to continue. After WCK performs their comprehensive repair to your foundation, you will be furnished with some guidelines to prevent any recurrent damage. The main objective is to correct and maintain drainage around your home. Currently this year, WCK has only had to reshim 3% of the piers they’ve installed.
So, your foundation repair from WCK is guaranteed for the life of your home, and if your drainage issues are corrected and maintained, you likely won’t need to use your warranty. But, if there is an issue, WCK stands by their work and their warranty. Click here for the signs of foundation damage.