So you just found out that your home needs some major foundation repairs. You have been noticing walls cracks lately, but were hoping the they wouldn’t be a serious issue. Now it turns out the house is settling and needs foundation piers. What is a foundation pier? Until now, you have never even heard of foundation piers. So what do you do? Don’t panic, we put together a few tips to help you through the process as you meet with different repair companies.
Research the Foundation Repair Company
This seems like common sense right? It is important to take some time to research the company. Be sure to read the company’s website and learn about the products they use. Some important things to know include the following. What kind of piers do they use? What are the benefits of their piers? Do they offer a warranty on their products? Also, be sure to look online for some reviews. Most companies will have reviews on Google, Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, etc.
Research the Company’s Products
There are several different types of foundation piers available, and every company likes to boast of how their system is the best. It is important to take the time to educate yourself about the pier system that a company uses to fix your foundation. Any quality foundation repair company will have extensive information about their products. There are a lot of cheap piers on the market that will fail relatively quickly. We use the DynaPier® because it was engineered for strength and durability. Learn more about the DynaPier® here.
Pay Attention to the Entire Company
It is important to pay close attention to your whole experience with each foundation repair company. Was the company polite on the phone when you called them to schedule an appointment? You can tell a lot about how a company treats it’s customers by their customer service on the phone. Was the technician that evaluated your house professional and knowledgeable? Does the company warranty their products? Be sure that the company is well rounded and provides excellent customer service. That means they will take care of your property and your needs.