At Top Notch Home Inspections, we want to help you make the right decisions when it comes to buying a new home and when it comes to taking care of the one you have. It’s important to check on the condition of key structures and systems from time to time to make sure there are no problems, and one of the most important structures to keep an eye on is your foundation. In this article, we’ll go over a few reasons why you might want to schedule a foundation inspection soon:
• To Avoid Bad Purchases – If you are planning to buy a home, we encourage you to have a foundation inspection performed on the property before you close the deal. The last thing you want is to move into your new home only to find out it’s about to sink into the ground, so it’s best to have the foundation checked out before you finalize the purchase.
• To Prevent Damage – Even if you don’t plan to move to a new home anytime soon, you should still have your foundation inspected every few years. Foundation problems are serious and expensive to fix, so it’s best to check on your foundation from time to time to catch any problems as early as possible. Our team can identify early warning signs of trouble and advise you on what to do to prevent the issues from getting worse.
• To Stay Safe – A third reason to get regular foundation inspections is to make sure your home remains safe to live in. If the foundation becomes compromised, the whole house is structurally unsound.