Olathe, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
Foundation repair inspections are on the rise in Kansas City driven by a sharp increase in new and preowned home sales this fall. This coupled with the extreme drought conditions from last year have led to the dramatic increase in foundation related inspections.
"Foundation inspections for new and used home sales are extremely important," said Gordon Energy CEO Todd Mitchell. The most common issue seen, especially coupled with the extreme drought conditions from last year, is foundation settling or shifting. Foundation settling or shifting means your basement or foundation walls are moving. Foundation settling leads to the cracking of slabs or basement floors. Shifting or Settling can be caused by a variety of reasons. The most common are poor construction, ground movement, or bad drainage. Drastic weather changes like a heavy rain fall right after a drought can cause water to move through the soil at greater rates than normal. Soils with heavy concentrations of water can double in weight causing hydrostatic pressure to press against your foundation, or consolidate soils. This consolidation can cause your foundation to sink due to the lack of support. It also causes leaking basements and cracks to appear.
To help new homeowners, Gordon Energy has been busy providing free estimates on foundations around the Kansas City area. "How much will it cost to fix my foundation?” is one of the most frequently asked questions that Gordon Energy receives and one of the reasons for free estimates. The answer to that question is always the same: it depends. What is the size of the house, the condition of the soil? What type of foundation problem and how severe? These are just a few of the many variables that goes into a foundation repair estimate and repair.
We highly recommend that new homeowners ask if foundation repairs were ever performed on the house and have that information disclosed at the time of purchase and have the response added to the official closing documents. If repairs were performed, ask for warranty if any is available. Inspections are also critical to ensure that any new or potential problems are discovered before the home sale is closed. CEO Todd Mitchell cautions, "In today's fast selling marketplace your foundation inspection is the one thing you shouldn't skip or rush. It can easily be the second largest expense after the purchase of the house itself." More information on Foundation Repair and cost can be found on http://www.GordonEnergy.com/
Whatever problems a homeowner or business owner may have regarding damaged foundations, Gordon Energy has a solution. To arrange a hassle-free estimate, call (913) 712-0500 or go to http://www.gordonenergy.com.