The Importance of a Home Foundation
Most homes are built on a foundation because it creates a solid base for the entire house. Without the foundation, it can be near impossible to build a house that can last. But it can be easy to overlook something that isn’t seen often. Here are some reasons why it is important to take good care of your home foundation.
The first and most important job of a foundation is to provide the support for a house. The foundation takes on the weight of the entire house and keeps it from collapsing, and the foundation is always the starting point for construction. A good, solid foundation will stay strong even as the ground shifts around it.
Water damage is one of the most expensive problems a house could encounter. A properly-constructed foundation can help block water from the ground from getting into your basement. Also, with the varying Maryland weather, it’s important to have a foundation that won’t crack with sudden temperature changes. It’s a good idea to have your basement and foundation inspected at the change of the seasons to catch and prevent any signs of water damage.
The quality of the foundation plays a big role in the overall value of the property. If a house has a weak foundation or one with issues like major cracking then it can take a significant chunk out of the property value. In many cases, you would lose potential buyers if they found problems with your foundation. Regardless of whether or not you want to sell your house, it’s better to keep up with inspection and repairs while you can.
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