If you feel like your foundation is cracked or damaged, chances are you’re about to get a specialist to assess things for you. When your hunch was right that the important bit that’s holding your house up is indeed damaged, you’re faced with the dilemma; have them conduct a foundation replacement or just have them repair it?
In this article, Rapid-Dri discusses all about foundation repair and replacement and how to decide which one is more appropriate.
If you decide to have the crew conduct foundation repair, it will be easier on your finances and can be installed and completed within a matter of days. Most contractors will whip up a solution to address why the foundation failed in the first place to permanently stabilize your home. This can range from foundation wall anchors to foundation piers.
On the other hand, if you decide to go the other route, the job will be more extensive compared to repairs. Your home would have to be “jacked” on temporary supports because they would have to remove the foundation walls and slab floor. Once your foundation is replaced, the house is lowered and the soil is replaced. This process is more disruptive, time-consuming and more financially draining compared to foundation repair.
Which Is Better?
Foundation repairs are less costly and can be installed and completed in a matter of days, even the same day. So if you don’t want your life being disrupted too much, then choose this option.
If you don’t mind the disruption on your normal life, however, then you’re more than free to go with foundation replacement. However, keep in mind that it is more costly than foundation repairs.
If you need a foundation repair specialist this spring, turn to us at Rapid-Dri for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of foundation and basement services. Give us a call at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and get a free estimate. We serve clients in Bloomfield Hills, MI and other nearby areas.