Foundation are important

Real Estate Agent with Grainger Realty EA100006348

Foundations matter. The foundation of a home really can make a difference. Many people have a preference of what type of foundations are the best and that is OK. What matters most is that the foundation is in good condition and doing its job correctly. In Teller county we have a lot of foundations that are engineered due to the terrain and many people who I have worked with tend to leave the foundation as the last item on the list of importance. I have noticed in my career that there are some area’s that have foundation issues that cause more concern than others. Foundation issues can be an expensive fix and sometimes the issue could have been prevented by adding more drainage away from the house.

There are many issues a foundation faces. One of the big one that I have seen over the past few months is water issues. While the area we are in is a tundra desert we still have run off from snow (when we get it) or Ice buildup on one side of the home. Sometimes, the foundation is not compromised because the home owner has mitigated the problem properly. If the issue is not addressed properly it can lead to major issues in the future. Some homes it is a simple fix such as a drainage ditch or extending the gutters.

While our area is still very dry some of the homes are built on old lake beds or springs that dried up during the drought. If we ever get a large amount of snow or rain the risk of these areas having flooding issues increases and that will cause major issues to the home owners.

Always have the foundation of a home inspected and keep up on if your home is built in a flood zone or if there might be a drainage issue from the neighboring property.

Keeping track of water drainage to your home and the terrain your home is built on is key to keeping it standing for generations.

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information...I agree, often if the foundation is an issue, buyers will walk 

Mar 12, 2018 07:20 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We need to recognize potential issue. It helps to build confidence for our clients

Mar 12, 2018 07:23 AM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ruth, great post, as the foundation of a home should be VERY important to a buyer.   We see issues on occasion, and drainage is usually the issue.

Mar 21, 2018 05:53 AM #3
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