Passing home inspection is the final hurdle to scale before you can officially slap that “sold” sticker on the sign out in the front yard. From the day you start preparing your home to sell to the date of your first showing is a long, stressful process that most homeowners are happy to see come to an end.
If you’re at this stage of the home-selling process and you’re having concerns about some underlying issues you fear the inspector may bring up, or if you’re still at the beginning, starting to prepare your house to go on the market, consider this: Concrete lifting could help resolve two of the most common reasons home inspectors warn buyers against — water damage and structural issues.
The Home Seller’s Nemesis: Water Damage
Home inspectors will take note when water routinely pools near a home’s foundation. In many cases, this is due to improper soil grading or poor landscaping. It could also be caused by slanted, broken concrete that directs water toward the foundation instead of away from it.
No matter the reason, home inspectors view poor drainage as a potential basement leak, which could be costly to the new homeowner.
What’s Even Worse? Structural Damage.
Structural damage is by far the biggest problem your home could have. The reason inspectors notice water damage and improper drainage immediately is because they know it could be one of the main causes of structural damage.
A soaking-wet foundation can crack and jeopardize the home’s stability. This is why it’s important to address both of these issues before your inspector comes calling, and concrete lifting can help.
How Concrete Lifting Can Save the Day
Concrete is commonly used for landscaping purposes, whether for a driveway, patio or staircase. Soil erosion can cause these structures to tilt and sink, potentially causing water to pool around your home’s foundation.
Concrete lifting is a method of injecting a stabilizing mixture beneath the concrete surfaces, raising them back up to their previous level. Not only does this make them safer to walk on, it can also easily resolve any water pooling issues plaguing your home that can make it unlikely you will pass your home inspection.
Here’s more good news: Concrete lifting is a fast, affordable procedure that can be completed in one day. You can call your inspector to come over and take a look right after — the problem will be resolved.
Get Your Home Fixed, Get Your Home Sold
Lift-Up Concrete uses concrete lifting to fix these two major property issues, providing a functional foundation for the future and above all else, peace of mind.
Contact us today for a quote and learn more about the process and how it works. Let us help you pass your home inspection so you’re free to finalize your sale and move forward.