Things That Could Happen When Repairing Cracked Foundations on Your Own
It can be tempting to want to repair foundation cracks on your own. The widespread availability of carbon fiber kits makes it possible to do so and save money while doing so. However, repairing cracked foundations is not a DIY job. There are a host of things that could go wrong if you attempted to go the DIY route. Here are just a few.
- You could get hurt
This is probably one of the most important reasons why hiring a professional is necessary for repairing cracked foundations. Professionals will take safety precautions to avoid injuries during the job. They will also take you and your household’s safety in the long term and address any issues that may pose a risk. DIY repair jobs can result in accidents during the repair or afterwards as a result of not addressing structural issues. Your safety and that of your household isn’t worth saving a few hundreds or thousands of dollars.
- Your foundation will experience even more damage
Even if you are able to install the carbon fiber kit properly, if you’re like many other homeowners, there is a good chance that you will not address the root cause of the damage. Carbon fiber foundation repair does not only involve the installation of the carbon fiber strips. Effective repair also addresses the root cause of the buildup of pressure against the wall. This may include anything from backfilling the foundation with soils that don’t expand and contract as much as clay or installing drain tile to repairing leaking gutters. Many homeowners do not have the skills or knowledge to identify the root cause of the foundation issues and address them.
- You’ll spend much more than you would have if you hired a professional in the first place
Repair with carbon fiber kits may seem affordable because DIY kits are cheap. However, there are various other costs you may not have considered such as the cost of purchasing tools for the job. If the kit fails and your foundation continues to exhibit signs of damage, you will have to spend money on hiring a professional to address the issues. You will end up spending a lot more as result of the extensive damage on your foundation.
Repairing cracked foundations isn’t a DIY job. Be sure to talk to licensed contractor and have your foundation repaired as soon as possible to save money.
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