Homes With Neglected Repairs Could Be Structurally Unsound
Homeowners Putting Off Inspection and Repair Can Contribute to Worsening Damage
Shawn Kyles, professional building inspector, stated: “Approximately 1 in 5 homeowners put off making repairs. Remember that waiting to fix problems often results in more significant damage and escalated costs. The safety of your family is also at stake. When foundation problems are ignored, the building’s structural integrity becomes increasingly compromised. During an earthquake, there is a greater chance of the home shifting off of its foundation. Even minor seismic activity could lead to a wall or roof collapse depending on the severity of the foundation problem.”
To help homeowners keep track of such essential inspections and repairs, Mr. Kyles recently published a checklist of common foundation problems: http://julianconstruction.com/new-year-foundation-checklist/
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, stated: “The tendency can be for some to put these things off, but the people we’ve talked to who keep up their repairs don’t have these problems. If your home is fully repaired then you have the peace of mind knowing your home is safe. Because such things will have to be handled eventually, it is far better to address them early before they develop into more serious problems.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/
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