Q: How do I know if my foundation is in need of repair?
A: There are several warning signs including cracks in walls and floors, doors and windows that won’t shut properly, and exterior cracks in the brick and foundation. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 713-686-1733 and ask. We’re here to help.
Q: Do repairs take a long time?
A: No. We’re typically done in 2-3 days. And, all work is backed by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Q: If I want to sell my house will I have to repair my foundation?
A: In the vast majority of cases, yes. There are disclosure laws prohibiting a homeowner from patching or covering foundation cracks in order to sell to an unsuspecting buyer. Most mortgage companies and banks will not issue a home loan on a house unless the foundation is repaired. The one exception is a cash buyer willing to buy the house “as is.”
Q: Will I be able to sell my home after Hy-Tech completes repairs?
A: Yes. All repair methods used by Hy-Tech Foundation Repair are HUD, FHA, and VA approved. When you are ready to sell, you need to disclose the foundation repairs and provide third-party professional engineering reports and warranty certificates to the buyers. Your real estate professional can help you with this process.
Q: Does insurance cover the cost of foundation repairs?
A: Most standard homeowners policies cover foundation repairs only when caused by a plumbing leak. Be sure to check your individual policy.
Q: How long after the repairs are done should I wait to fix cracks in my mortar and drywall?
A: It depends on how much your home was lifted. Walls may need time to adjust. A good rule of thumb is to wait 4-6 weeks after repairs are completed.
Q: What type of warranty does Hy-Tech Foundation Repair offer?
A: See our worry-free, transferable lifetime warranty.