But it's FREE! Even though something is free doesn't necessarily mean that you should jump on the offer. The same can be said with Foundation inspections. Almost every company offers a free foundation inspection to homeowners in Southern California. What's most of them won't tell you is to hold off on that inspection if your home is experiencing minor issues. The reason being is then the scare tactic of your home is going to fall down or roll down the side of a cliff is not as effective.
At Dalinghaus Construction, we know that time is valuable. It takes roughly 2 hours of your time and our time to perform an adequate foundation inspection. That is 4 hours of time that is dedicated to performing an inspection. And if you have your significant other there, it jumps to 6. Rather than misusing all of our time we invite homeowners to visit our website to go through the top signs that your home may have a foundation issue. If you are able to go through and check most of the boxes, then more than likely it is time to reach out. If you are only able to check off one, it may be a good time to wait and monitor the once checked box. If you perform a re-evaluation of the signs and you are able to check off more, then it would be a great time to get that foundation inspection scheduled.
One thing that we know is that it typically is a combination of signs and symptoms that result in needing repairs done to your home's foundation. Naturally, if any of those signs is severe, please do not hesitate to call us out. We have seen how things can change very rapidly in certain, very rare, occasions.
At the end of the day, you know your home better than most. You know where the dip in the floor is, what doors or windows stick, and also if it is time for a second set of eyes to take a look. Either way we are always here to help and want you to know that you don't have to second guess whichever decision you make in regards to scheduling an inspection.