Six Questions to Ask When Hiring A Foundation Repair Company
Choosing a foundation repair company is difficult. There are many companies in Houston that come and go each year. So how do you find a reputable, reliable, dependable, and honest foundation repair company? This article will go into detail surrounding the six questions you should ask any foundation repair contractor you are soliciting to perform work on your home. Your home is one of your most important assets. Taking the time to learn what you should ask a repair company is critical to the longevity of the repair and your pocketbook. Read through the points below and if you find you still have questions, please reach out to us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
How Many Slab Foundation Repairs Have You Completed?
Experience matters in repairing home foundations in the Houston area. You do not want to shop just on the lowest cost. Long term, experience will be more cost effective than hiring the lowest cost company that does poor work.
Do You Offer a Warranty on Your Repair Work?
Almost all foundation repair companies offer a lifetime, transferable warranty on their work. This policy typically covers all parts and labor needed to perform any future repairs if it need them. Not all repair warranties are the same and you should take time to understand what the policy does and does-not cover.
How Much Will the Repair Cost?
While all homeowners would like an estimate up-front, it is impossible to provide one without first having someone inspect the home. Almost all companies will do a free home owner inspection on-site with no-obligation attached. The inspector will provide a quote. It is important to remember that quality work from a respectable company is the most important decision factor when selecting a repair contractor.
How Long Will the Repair Take?
Typically, the standard turnaround time for most jobs is between one and five business days depending on the scale of the work and the extent of the damage. Also, with the soil composition in Houston, there may be a backlog of work that the repair contractor has at the moment. It is also a good idea to inquire about the number of days they are out before they can begin the repair.
Do You Offer References and Testimonials?
Always ask for multiple references from any repair company you are reviewing. Today, this process is much easier with the use of the internet. You can view a company on the Better Business Bureau, Google Review, and Yelp websites. A reputable company will have great ratings. Avoid any company that does not. Also, if a company is not register with the Better Business Bureau, you should not do business with.
How Do I Know if I Need Foundation Repairs?
Sometimes it will be easy to tell if you are in need of foundation repairs. We offer several articles on our blog that allow you to self-inspect some areas of your home for foundation trouble. In any case, a certified foundation repair expert should be called into the home to test for structural issues. Sometimes repairs are not needed, however, we always recommend getting two companies into your home to make suggestions on what work is needed.
We Keep Houston on Solid Ground
At AAA Foundation Service, we have been repairing slab foundation home’s in Houston for over 60 years. We back all of our work with a lifetime transferable warranty. We know that reputation matters, and we are an A+ BBB Accredited company. Call us today, or let us call you by filling out our contact form. AAA Foundation is Here To Stay!
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