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Foundation Red Flags

The foundation of a home is most important to the value it holds. When looking for a home to own, or if interested in selling your current home, here are some red flags most people should look out for.

Before you make any decisions to not buy a home based on our advice, always ask a foundation contractor first. That goes for all the red flags listed.

Cracks: These can be detrimental to some, without awareness of how common cracks are, home buyers will often steer clear of any home with a crack. Almost every concrete that is poured into a home will crack at some point. That doesn't mean you should take care of it. If that crack grows larger than ½ inch, ask an expert as soon as you can.

Drainage: If you have poor drainage, water from rain will often pool in your yard, or any sort of pool close to your home’s foundation.

Structural: these issues can often be right in your face, like a saggy ceiling, or something you have to specifically look for before moving into a home, like a slanted floor. Always do a detailed home inspection often.

We hope you found this information on foundation red flags informative. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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