Top 3 Reasons Homeowners Choose to Not Fix Their Home
Homeowners sometimes decide to not fix their home's foundation or crawlspace...but why?
Foundation repair is a crucial service that can prevent major structural damage to your home. However, many homeowners may have some objections or concerns when it comes to hiring a foundation repair contractor. Here are some common objections, and why we think it's important to fix your home, and fix it right.
Objection: Foundation repair is too expensive- This is one of the most common objections that homeowners have when they need foundation repair. However, the cost of foundation repair depends on many factors, such as the extent of the damage, the type of foundation, and the method of repair. For homeowners, we highly encourage them to understand the benefits of foundation repair, and the risks of ignoring it. The fact is, the problem a home is facing will never be cheaper to fix than today. The problem will only get worse, and more expensive to fix. At Erickson, we're pleased to offer our customers financing options, 5% same-day savings, and warranties to make the cost more affordable and appealing. We understand the importance of fixing the problem now.
- Objection: Foundation repair is too disruptive- Some homeowners may worry that foundation repair will cause too much disruption to their daily lives, such as noise, dust, or inconvenience. However, foundation repair does not have to be a messy or lengthy process. Depending on the method of repair, such as installing piers or foundation wall stabilization, work can be done in a matter of days or even hours with minimal impact on your home and landscaping. When we schedule projects, we show our customers exactly how the foundation repair process works and what they can expect during and after the project. This also circles back to the importance of understanding how the problem will only get worse in time, and so a little disruption now is better than a failed foundation later.
- Objection: Foundation repair is not necessary- Some homeowners may think their foundation problems are not serious enough to warrant professional intervention. They may believe that foundation cracks are normal or that they can fix them themselves with some DIY solutions. However, foundation problems are not something to be taken lightly. Foundation cracks can indicate underlying issues such as soil settlement, water intrusion, or structural instability. If left unrepaired, these issues can worsen over time and cause more damage to your home and safety. For us, it's important to demonstrate to homeowners in our community why foundation repair is necessary and urgent. We use visual aids such as photos or videos to show them the signs and consequences of foundation damage. We also offer free inspections and estimates so homeowners can see exactly what is happening at their home and be equipped with the knowledge to make the best decision.