Is It Worth it to Fix Bowed Basement Walls? Sterling Heights, MI
All homeowners experience problems with their foundations at one point in time. Bowed basement walls are a common problem especially for homes built in areas with clay soils. If you’ve noticed cracking and shifting of your foundation, you may be wondering whether repairing your basement walls will be a worthwhile investment. Below we look at repair from the perspective of different types of homeowners.
You bought the home as an investment
You’re a homeowner that purchases property with the goal of selling the property in the future for profit. You may or may not live in the house that you currently own. You may even have purchased it in order to rent it out. Whatever the case may be, the house is not your forever home. You may therefore wonder if it is worth your while to pay for repair for a house you plan to sell.
Yes. Repairing bowed basement walls will be worthwhile if you want to get the best value for the house when you sell it. Putting off repair could result in other problems around the home such as cracks on walls, sticking doors and uneven floors. These problems including the cracks in the foundation will put off buyers. They could also be used by buyers to negotiate for a lower price.
You bought the house as your forever home
If you bought the house with the goal of putting your roots down, you will have more invested in the house. You will have even more reason to ensure that the house is in its best condition for the long term.
If this is your forever home, you should definitely invest in the repair of your bowed basement walls. Putting off the repair will only result in worse damage. You will soon have to worry about the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your loved ones.
You bought it as a vacation home
If you bought the property as a vacation home, you probably don’t spend much time at the property. You may even rent it out to other vacationers when you’re not using it. If you stumble on foundation issues in your vacation home, it is worth investing in repair. If you decide to sell the vacation home, you will need to ensure that it is in good condition to make a good profit. If you choose to retain the property, repair will ensure that it remains in good condition for the long term.
Foundation repair for bowed basement walls is worth it no matter what type of property owner you are.
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Jeff has worked in the Waterproofing industry for 35 years, gaining experience in marketing, sales, service, and installations. As a seasoned basement waterproofing professional, he is passionate about advancing his knowledge in waterproofing and developing his team. In addition to basement waterproofing, he is also a board member for a non profit that educates and protects consumers against unethical business practices. Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys travel, music, and time with his wife of 36 years and his two sons.