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Need Foundation Repair? 5 Important Questions to Ask

Posted by WCK Foundation Expert Team on Mar 19, 2013 11:41:00 AM

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Truly knowing if your house needs foundation repairs can be tricky. Trusting someone with your number one monetary investment can be just as hard of a decision.

Here are some signs that your foundation may need some work:

  • Doors and windows that drag, stick, or have problems latching and locking.
  • On the interior you may see cracks in the sheet rock, wrinkles in wallpaper or patching, gaps between the wall and moldings or  floors that are sloping or uneven.
  • On the exterior you may see:

-cracks on exposed sides of slab
-excessive sloping on sidewalks, driveways, and other foundations
-uneven gaps or joints or around doors and windows 
-gaps between fascia boards at corners

If you think you may need home foundation repair, use these questions to help you pick the right team for the job!

 

Do I receive an analysis of issues after inspection?
A comprehensive report is important in comparisons between companies and can provide insights into capabilities and experience of a foundation contractor.  A thorough analysis should be performed on key interior and exterior areas, with particular notations of signs of stress. 

WCK provides complete written report in the free estimate for your records and comparison to other foundation contractors. WCK wants all customers to make an informed and educated decision in their foundation repair hire. 

Do you provide references?
A list of references should be readily available from any quality contractor, providing full insight into work history and past client satisfaction.  Many companies highlight their "wins" in client testimonials, but an honest company will also explain that they occasionally experience project set backs and provide full disclosure on steps taken to resolve customer and project issues.  

WCK has a lifetime warranty on their work, so any future issues and headaches are covered in the work done and paid for once.  WCK will gladly provide a list of references and we pride ourselves on our ability to maintain quality relationships with past customers through excellent work and customer satisfaction.


Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a consumer and contractor protection organization, providing mediation and resolution services for issues or complaints raised concerning a business. 

The BBB ists business contact info, license numbers, how long they have been a BBB member, and their standing or rating according to the BBB best practices rankings.  Previous complaints and resolutions can be viewed for any company in the BBB database. 

WCK is a proud member of the BBB, and we certainly strive to attain the highest levels of customer satisfation in our daily dealings with clients and to have that reflected in our BBB score.

 

Do you offer a Lifetime Warranty?
A lifetime warranty is great for peace of mind. Ask to see a copy of the contractor's lifetime warranty and find out what extra costs (if any) may be involved in obtaining a lifetime warranty.

WCK offers a lifetime warranty on the work performed on your home or business.  A copy of the warranty can be viewed here.  

Is the Company Insured?
Insurance is one of the most important considerations to make in choosing your foundation repair company.  If something does go wrong, insurance provides protection. General liability and workers compensation insurance are a must and contractors should be able to produce proof of insurance at your request- prior to commencement of work. 

WCK is fully insured with General Liability and Workers' Compensation and can furnish such certificates upon request.  WCK foundation repair is locally owned and operated.  WCK is extremely proud of our reputation, built client by client and job by job, over the years and the work history that we have.  

 

WCK wants all people struggling with foundation issues to make an informed decision in the process of hiring a contractor to repair your damages.  We would hope that these basic yet intgrally important questions will lend a bit of perspective in interviewing, obtaining extimates/reports, and eventually hiring a foundation contractor.  WCK will gladly provide a free estimate, after detailed analysis of your structure's foundation issues.

For more information on signs that indicate a need for foundation repair, click the buton below and fill out the form.  We will happily shoot the whitepaper over to your inbox for use in evealuating the needs of your foundation and in the contractor hiring process. We do not share your personal infomation- respect for our customers is paramount.  

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How A Foundation Repair Company In Baton Rouge Earned Its Way

Posted by WCK Foundation Expert Team on Jan 7, 2013 9:05:00 AM

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It always interesting to look back at successful companies and discover their humbling beginnings. My dad started working for W.C.K. in 2000, when I was about 7 years old. The company was really small back then, probably doing about 1-2 jobs a week.

My dad earned his start in the foundation repair business through an apprenticeship granted to him by a family member, Uncle Chuck. With this opportunity, my dad was able to learn how to lift houses and repair concrete slabs correctly.

I still remember like it was yesterday how my dad would come home from a long day of work in the foundation repair business covered in mud and extremely worn out. As my brothers grew older, they started helping my dad out. In 2002, my uncle Chuck moved to Texas where he started up another foundation repair company. So, my dad started running WCK on his own, with the only assistance coming from the help of my brothers.  If the job was large enough, my dad would outsource skilled laborers to help he and my brothers on the project.

It took many years of hard work, but the business really started to grow. When I turned fifteen, I started coming into the office for a few hours every week to learn some of the office skills. After I graduated from high school, I started working full time in the business.

My dad taught us to have high standards for our quality of work we do. I remember him always saying "Its quality, not quantity." So when you call W.C.K and ask for a free estimate you get to talk to me, Katie Wall.

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Topics: Foundation Repair Companies