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Making repairs to the foundation of a building involves lifting it so that the entire building is properly positioned and more stable. Experts who deal with such issues have to make many careful considerations regarding the floor and the entire building to prevent future complications from cropping up.

In all honesty, foundation repair is a concept that is not really understood by homeowners, and this has created an avenue of deception by shady professionals in the industry. Here are some of the misleading statements which may get you signing on a transaction that digs deep into your pockets.

The repair will make your foundation more stable

There are many process and movements that go on underneath your foundation. They are usually powered by earth forces in the soil, and human beings cannot possible be able to interfere with them. Therefore, when experts claim that by repairing your foundation, they are making it more stable, it is just a marketing gimmick to get you on their side.

Stability is not easily predicted by how levelled the foundation is. It goes beyond that into the forces in the earth, which can cause movements in your foundation at any time and in whatever direction. Such a repair simply makes the base level. Not stable.

The repair will push the press pile until it reaches the bedrock

Essentially, the bedrock is the ultimate point of resistance past which an object cannot move. It is the base of the soil on which the foundation rests. The amount of resistance needed to lift a foundation depends on the amount of effort put in by the men at work. It is not a definite practice that the pile is pressed until it reaches the bedrock; in fact, that may be quite speculative given that most of them do not undertake a study of the soil to find out how far deep the bedrock lies.

In most instances, the pile is pushed to a considerable level that is enough to cause a vertical lift in the foundation. Be rest assured that no one ever goes beyond that level, and the bedrock sits far beneath such levels.

The repair is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ job

In order to lure clients into accepting them for the job, many contractors lie that once repair is done, everything will remain the same forever. While it is such an enticing statement, think twice before you pay huge amounts of money for the life warranty that comes with the job. Evidently, no one is in control of the movement in the earth’s forces, and an expert who repairs foundations can hardly predict what will happen next.

The most they can do is level the foundation at that particular time, and wait for the next time when the soil underneath will be displaced yet again. Then they will come to you claiming that the warranty in your contract was voided due to natural forces, and you need to pay for another repair.

Make sure you perform your research well, and get advice from the relevant experts before yielding into some of these lies about repairing your foundation.

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