At Honesty Foundation, we offer thorough pre-buy foundation inspections in Houston, to uncover everything you need to know about your prospective home’s foundation.
What are Pre-Buy Inspections?
When you buy any new home, you should learn as much as you can about the house before you sign the final contract. Expensive repairs may affect terms of the contract, including the sale price, seller concessions, and other financial credits. Home inspectors often evaluate the property from top to bottom to pinpoint any issues that you should know about. It’s not uncommon for an inspector to spot warnings signs of a potential foundation issue. During your walkthrough, they may point out the following concerns:
- Cracks in brick or siding
- Cracks in the sheetrock
- Doors that are difficult to close
Home inspectors often recommend evaluation by a foundation specialist if they notice these signs. That’s where Honesty Foundation comes in.
What We Do
Foundation damage may not be the cause of wall cracks or sticking doors, but it’s worth it to make sure. When you don’t address a foundation issue, it can lead to severe structural damage and costly repairs down the road. During our foundation inspection, we will take digital elevations throughout the home to determine how level the property is. We’ll also examine other contributing factors that may cause damage in the future. Upon completion, we’ll supply you with a full report that outlines the current condition of the foundation.
It may be that there are no issues at the moment, but our elevation measurements can provide you with an accurate baseline so you can evaluate foundation movement over time. However, if we uncover a serious concern, you can use this information to help you make some important decisions about your purchase. You may be able to reduce your offer or ask for financial assistance to cover the repairs. The problem also may be severe enough that you decide to walk away from the property altogether.
If you’re under contract on a house, contact Honesty Foundation for a comprehensive pre-buy foundation inspection in Houston, TX. We can help you make smart decisions about your new home.