Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Spring time is the most active time of the year for the real estate market. Once the holidays are over, homeowners contemplating selling their residence should start getting the property ready for sale. "Addressing possible foundation repairs should be a top priority", say Julie Goines with PremierFoundationRepair.com.
There is always a debate regarding the fixing of minor repairs before selling a house or giving allowances to the buyers. "When it comes to large repairs, there is no question…do the repairs before you put the house on the market. Otherwise, the loss of value will exceed the cost of repairs" state Julie Goines with Premier Foundation Repairs Inc in Dallas. "Having to do such large repairs will be a turn off for most people. The only people interested and making offers on the house would be contractors looking for a profit after they flip the house. In order to make a profit, their offer will be much lower than the regular population," continues Ms. Goines
Also, homeowners should attempt to prevent any possible foundation repairs by following the checklist provided by Premier Foundation Repairs inc. at premierfoundationrepair.com
1. Make sure the residence’s foundation has soaker hoses installed all around it. Soaker hoses are one of the best methods to control moisture in the ground and prevent foundation repairs. More over, soaker hoses maybe the only allowed method of watering the foundations once each municipality starts enforcing watering restrictions. Homeowners need to keep in mind that even in the winter, some cities already have some levels of watering restrictions.
2. Gutters and Downspouts. While the rain is coming down heavy, check the gutters and downspouts to make sure the water is displaced correctly and away from the residence’s foundations. During the fall and winter, gutters and downspouts tend to get clogged and sometime the downspouts are even moved by windstorms.
3. While doing the spring gardening, the homeowners should make sure any large trees or shrubs are not too close to the residence’s foundations. Remove any over grown plant that maybe contributing to unbalancing the moisture content of the ground. Remember that the primary reason for foundation problems and possible foundation repairs, is the shrinking and swelling of the expansive soil found under the foundation.
4. The season of heavy usage for the sprinkler system is at the door. The homeowner should check the entire system for leaks or heads pointing the wrong way. In many instances the sprinkler systems are not using for the entire winter and a good check up before the summer is a wise investment of the homeowner time.
5. Homeowner should make sure the sprinkler system is set to water during the night when the water evaporation is at a minimum and in some cases the water rates are actually lower. Also, the watering times have to cross-checked with the city’s water plans to make sure there are no conflict.
Premier Foundation Repair Inc.
3767 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75244