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3 Misconceptions About Foundation Repair That You Should Know

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are you scared that you need foundation repair because you've noticed cracks in your foundation slab? Or maybe in your basement you've seen cracks spreading through the walls? Don't panic. It's not the end of the world. Now don't misunderstand, cracks in your foundation are potentially serious. But there are also quite a few misconceptions about foundation repair. Once you sort through and better understand them, you should be able to breathe a bit easier and ease your worries.

First of all, if you have cracking, it automatically requires and extensive foundation repair solution. Well not necessarily. Sometimes cracking is merely cosmetic. How can you tell? Well, only a professional can give you a true answer to that question. Your best bet is to just have our professional A-1 team come out and take a look to assess the damage. It could only be minor cracks that are not dangerous at all, but as we well know even the smallest cracks can be harmful.

Secondly, your foundation walls are going to have to be completely rebuilt. The fact is, there are multiple methods of foundation repair. A complete rebuild is only necessary in the most extreme cases. Usually you'll already know because at this point your foundation walls will be on the verge of collapsing. Otherwise, you'll likely be able to take advantage of another technique, such as stabilization straps or steel beam reinforcement.

And lastly, foundation repair results in destroying your beautiful lawn in order to fix your problem. In the most extreme cases yes has happened, however as foundation repair techniques have improved over time, new methods have been developed which are less invasive. For example, if you're able to utilize the stabilization strap method of repair, there is no damage to your lawn. The same goes for using reinforcement beams. Will these methods work for you? You won't know until you ask. So contact us today and let us use the A-1 method to repair your foundation needs.


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