For the rental property to retain its functionality over time, it is vital to ensure that the foundation is adequately maintained and sealed. Unhealthy living conditions and the growth of mold can result from moisture seeping through wall or floor cracks. For this reason, it’s critical that your property management strategy incorporate foundation sealing and maintenance.
A single-family rental home’s long and successful life is largely dependent on its strong and waterproof foundation. Additionally, it can aid in preventing additional problems like pests or structural damage. You will safeguard your investment and guarantee the safety and comfort of your tenants by practicing preventative maintenance on the foundation of your rental property.
When to Repair Property Foundations
Fall is an ideal time to repair and seal the foundation of your property in preparation for the impending winter weather. It is unwise to postpone foundation maintenance until moisture damage has occurred or during a severe frost. Unsatisfactory conditions can lead to inadequate restorations, thereby increasing the susceptibility of your property to additional harm. A small problem should never be disregarded because it could grow into a big one later on!
It is not advisable to delegate this task to your residents. Maintaining the structure, including the property’s substructure, is the owner’s responsibility. On occasion, even residents with the best of intentions may fail to perform routine maintenance. Failure to perform proper sealing and restorations can result in expensive repairs in the future.
Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair
Although one may be compelled to attempt self-resolution, it is critical to ensure that the task is executed accurately; otherwise, one risks causing more damage.
It takes the right knowledge and experience to seal foundation cracks. To properly seal the cracks, you must not only know the necessary procedures but also know when to do it.
A lot of the time foundation care is neglected, which can result in serious issues like structural problems, water damage, and mold growth. In order to prevent these issues from occurring, routine maintenance must be a top priority.
Particularly if you are the first person to attempt this task, trying to apply the foundation by yourself might not be the most efficient use of your time and energy. Hiring a professional with the knowledge and tools needed to complete the task accurately and quickly is the best option. You can then rest assured that your property’s tenants are protected and the foundation is adequately maintained.
This is where Real Property Management Excellence can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff makes sure that your foundation is maintained on a regular, rock-solid schedule. With the assurance that your investment is in capable hands, we commit our time and resources to ensuring your complete satisfaction. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 919-827-1107 today!
Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018
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