70 % Of All Homes in Texas Will Need Foundation Repair!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX DFW Associates 0534986

70 % Of ALL Homes in Texas Will Need Foundation Repair!

 I was surprised to hear that 70 % of all homes in Texas will need foundation repair at some point. Wow... that seems like a  BIG number! I heard this surprising statistic at a recent training on foundations I attended with  Perma Pier Foundation.   Don't let that number scare you! I have seen thousands of homes over my 12 year real estate career , while surprising, I do think this number is accurate. Alot of homes, newer and older,  I show or list for sale have settlement and I always recommend an evaluation by a reputable company like Perma Pier Foundation.

 They will give a free evaluation !  

I also think foundation repair is not a negative but a positive when it comes to selling your home. Most buyers are okay with purchasing a home with foundation work if it is done with the following : 

  • Work is completed with a reputable company who is still in business 
  • A post plumbing test was done and no leaks were found 
  • A Structural Engineer's Report is available for review
  • There is a transferable lifetime  warranty to the new buyer

Texas soils vary with black clay, sand & even red dirt. So know your soil and if you think you need foundation repair call Perma Pier Foundation for a free evaluation. If you are selling your home, you may qualify for payment to the foundation company at the sale date. 

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Tracy Lee Parker

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Comments (3)

Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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That is a huge percentage!  Maybe I should move to TX and get in the foundation repair business.

Oct 06, 2017 02:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am glad I don't sell down in that area with all the hidden issues coming up./

Oct 06, 2017 04:59 PM
Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX DFW Associates - Royse City, TX

Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate yes we have many choices for foundation companies, I try to help my clients choose the ones that have been here a long time and have transferable warranties. 

William Feela the foundation issues aren't really hidden.  You can tell when you walk in  a home if there are foundation repairs needed. Most sellers know they will have to repair to sell too.  

Oct 07, 2017 10:19 AM