Should I buy a house that has a foundation problem?
You are in love with a house that seems to be the perfect place to raise your family and live a beautiful life but one problem the foundation has some issues.
Most houses have foundation problems from slight cracks in the foundation to significant deformation caused by ground settling.
If you want that house, you got to know that all foundation problems are fixable either it is structural repair or water infiltration problem.
For example, if you love old patrimonial home, you are more likely to have some repair on the foundation to secure your investment in the long run.
All repair as you know come with a cost, and sometime the fix could be costly.
I would say that the house you are looking for could be worth buying depending on the price paid.
You can’t do it without real numbers and wake up with a big surprise down the road.
If you are in the process of buying a house, most probably your real estate agent, if professional, strongly advised you to have the house inspected by a home inspector.
The home inspector is a generalist and will pinpoint the issues that the house have and will give you a written report with pictures and recommendation.
If he notices foundation problem, he will mention it in his report that you would have to consult a foundation repair professional for further investigation and estimation.
To buy a house with a foundation problem, you need to know beforehand what would be the cost of the repair and it involves.
Once you have this information, you have something in your hand to negotiate with the seller and work out a deal that you feel comfortable with.
Aspen Foundation Repair offers the prebuy inspection service.
How we do that?
We take in our hand the whole process of evaluating, measuring and informing you on the spot on what is going on and how to fix it.
You will receive from us a written detailed quote by email the following days.
We charge a minimum fee of $350 for the service.
In the event, you go forward with buying the house and repair we reimburse the full amount of your investment.
We serve Western Slope, Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Grand Junction area.
We have 20 plus years of experience in foundation repair and waterproofing.
We deliver our work with a five years warranty, and we understand that the best guarantee is a job well done.
Yes, you can buy a house that has a foundation problem and enjoys for many years the home of your dream.
For all the phases of owning a house, it is crucial that you higher professionals.
Foundation repair work is serious business and has to be done right the first time.