How to Choose the Right Foundation Repair Expert (Part 2)

Are you searching for a foundation repair expert?

If you read part one of this series, then you can see how we want to help you pick the most qualified company for the job.

Our last article was about selecting a contractor with experience and knowledge. The next step is to find out what similar projects they’ve done in the past, whether they’re certified and if you can expect a warranty on the work.

Keep reading below to make sure you’re doing your due diligence when hiring a foundation repair service.

Have They Successfully Completed Similar Projects?

Previously, we recommended for you to do some research on a prospective contractor. You can read their website, social media accounts or online reviews to get a feel of whether they’d be a good fit for you.

Another way to verify their experience is to ask about past work. Did they complete similar projects to yours? And, more importantly, were those projects successful?

Most foundation repair companies will list past projects on their website. Some will even include a project photo gallery so you can see everything for yourself.

Are They Certified Installers?

That’s right, there is a certification for foundation repair contractors. These certifications are issued by organizations like the National Foundation Repair Association, Concrete Foundations Association or the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair.

Why should you look for a certified installer? The company will have to go above and beyond to maintain its certification. They’ll also stay informed on the latest trends.

USS is a proud member of the NAWSRC, which certifies professionals in waterproofing, structural repair, egress and even basement air quality.

Finding the Right Foundation Repair Expert

Not all contractors offer a warranty for their work. As a homeowner getting foundation repairs done, it’s a good idea to seek out home foundation repair services with a warranty.

Here’s the big question about warranties: should you consider a short-term warranty of 15 years or a lifetime warranty? Remember, any warranty you get will only cover additional repairs to the foundation, not the rest of your home.

The answer all depends on the reputation of the company you hired. A well-regarded repair service offering a short-term warranty may offer more security than a lifetime warranty from a newer or questionable company.

Find out if your contractor will participate in a structural engineering review to ensure job quality.

Ask Around About Us

Always check on your contractor before hiring them for residential foundation repair services. Examine their past projects and find out if they’re certified specialists.

The right foundation repair expert will provide a warranty and agree to a structural engineering review. Online reviews will also show if their previous clients were satisfied. And don’t forget to read part three of our series.

Call us today at 847-382-2882 if you have any questions about choosing a foundation repair service or if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.