If you believe you need repairs to your foundation, you may be wondering how to find the best foundation repair company that can handle the problem. You may talk with family or friends to learn if they have any suggestions or you may know someone in the construction industry that could give you some ideas. No matter how many suggestions you receive, there are still a few things you should before taking anyone’s advice.
Always contact more than one foundation repair service and obtain quotes. Ask what methods and materials will be used and ask about their terms and price. You should also ask the time frame it will take to do the repairs and if you will need to leave your home. Some companies still use old-fashioned methods that can put you out of your home for several days.
Look online at reviews for foundation repair companies in your area. It is also a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure the company has a good rating and no complaints that have not been resolved.
Ask for references and always contact the references. Ask questions regarding if the company stayed on schedule, did a quality job and if they stayed close to their quote or if other fees were added.
Learn more about each company such as how long they have been doing foundation repair. Also ask about the methods and techniques used as you will want to ensure that the company is using the most modern and advanced technologies instead of ones that were used years ago. The more advanced methods are of course better and provide longevity whereas other methods may not last as long.
If you are speaking with a company and they try to pressure you into signing a contract even after you have stated you would like to obtain other quotes, you should check out this company a bit more.
Before signing any contract or agreement, read it thoroughly. This is a legal document and you should understand the terms and conditions including any warranties on the workmanship.
It is a good idea to ensure that the company has all the permits and licenses they need to perform foundation repair services in your area.
You may have one foundation repair company explain that you have more damage than you might believe and recommends extensive repairs. If this does occur, it would be a good idea to have a qualified inspector check to ensure that the repairs are truly necessary.
When reading reviews or checking the Better Business Bureau website look for such complaints as work left unfinished, work not completed correctly, damaged other property such as sprinkler system, plumbing, or landscaping, and not honoring the warranty or disputes over the issue not being covered by the warranty. All of these are warning signs that you will want to use a different foundation repair company.