Foundation Repair FAQs in St. Louis

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  • Why should I repair my foundation?

When you are faced with a foundation problem, whether it is minor or more severe, it is incredibly important to contact a professional, like those at Adams Foundation Repair. Your foundation is the only thing standing between your home staying upright versus having no home at all. Even if you only see a few cracks or the start of a sloping floor, it’s important that it is taken care of. Every second you wait is another second your home spends deteriorating. The more it deteriorates, the more it is unstable, endangering you and your family. Foundation problems are nothing to ignore, they’re something to address upfront.

  • Will I have to spend my entire paycheck on foundation repair?

At Adams Foundation Repair, we want to make sure you get the quality service you need for the most affordable price. That means properly quoting the cost after we do a thorough evaluation of your home and its issues. We also have financing options available to you if you aren’t sure if you can cover the full cost, including no interest if paid in full in 12 months and 9.99% interest for 96 months.

  • What are the signs of serious foundation issues vs. less serious?

Firstly, all foundation issues should be taken seriously. What may look small to you can be an indicator of a huge problem that needs to be taken care of immediately. If your home’s foundation is settling and affecting the structure, you will most likely see wall cracks, bowing walls, sloping floors, sticking doors or windows, and much more. Luckily, we have a number of services that can take care of these issues and make sure they don’t return.

  • How long does foundation repair take?

If your home has a small amount of damage or even a normal, expected amount, foundation repair often takes two to three days. If your home has serious damage that requires extra work, this could take longer. For example, if we have to install deeper footings, excavate deeper, or restore other parts of the home following the installation of piers.

  • Does fixing my foundation actually save me money?

If you let your foundation go unchecked, you could be facing severe foundation failure and even lose your home to the damage, so foundation repair will save you money that way. Also, if your house is experiencing foundation damage in the form of wall cracks or basement or crawl space leaks, etc. there are weak points in your home that are letting the outside elements in. As you know, this can cause your heating and cooling bills to go up, along with added maintenance to the areas that need help. Adams Foundation Repair seals your home up so that you will actually be saving money on your energy bills every month.

  • Will foundation repair ruin my utilities or landscaping?

Depending on the kind of foundation repair you need, it may be necessary to move any bushes or shrubs in the way. However, all of this is done with care after you are made aware of the situation. We will do everything in our power to avoid damage to your utilities, including contacting the correct company if we are digging around pipes. We do not want to cause additional stress for you or damage to your home, so if there is any damage, it will be addressed with you and the appropriate repair company.

  • How do I get a job like this in foundation repair?

We are always looking for people who have the mindset and talent for foundation repair or waterproofing. If you’re interested in starting your own business, we can help. We are opening some small satellite crack repair locations and need people to run them. You must be dedicated, detail-oriented, and pay attention to quality. If you think this is the job for you, give us a call today!

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