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Three Issues To Address After Foundation Repairs Are Complete

Repairing the foundation to your home can be a large undertaking, particularly if slab jacking or pier installation are involved. Once the repairs to the foundation of your home are complete, there still may be additional work to complete. Work with your contractor to ensure your home is fully finished by discussing these additional issues. 

Exterior Brick And Concrete Cracks

Cracks in the foundation and stair-like cracks in brickwork are telltale signs of foundation problems, but they won't go away on their own. Once your foundation has been repaired and has had some time to settle, you'll want to address these exterior issues. Cracks can be filled in and sealed to keep moisture and insects from invading your home, and minor cosmetic cracks can be easily addressed to help improve the house's curb appeal. Take some time to inspect the exterior of your home, noting all cracks big and small. You might even want to create a list or diagram to go over with your contractor to ensure no spot is missed during this portion of the repair work. 

Door And Window Repairs

If your doors began to pull off of their hinges or if your windows and doors began to separate from their frames, you'll want to have these issues addressed after the foundation repairs are completed. Attempting to fix them before the house is settled could result in additional damage. In some cases, you may need to replace the frames completely, depending on the extent of the damage. You can ask for an estimate from your contractor if you'll be using the same company to handle additional repairs, though some minor fixes can be done as DIY projects. Look for cracks in the walls around door frames and window frames, particularly at the corners, as well, as this may happen when your home has serious foundation issues. 

Landscaping Repairs

Your contractor should make every effort to replace landscaping elements situated around your home as part of the overall foundation repair project. However, you may find that the newer elevation of the home calls for some additional landscaping fixes. Your contractor may have left piles of dirt leftover from the compacting process to settle along with the house, and this can be a bit unsightly in the beginning. Your landscaper can help you brainstorm some creative ideas to cover up the look of the dirt, such as with thoughtfully positioned plants and flowers. You may also want to fill rock beds around your air conditioning unit back in, as some of the rocks may have been displaced during the repair process. 

Reach out to a professional who provides foundation repair services to get started. 

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