Foundation settlement does not usually go away. Once settlement has begun, it is typical that damage will increase and carry on over time. It is important to resolve the issues at hand when dealing with foundation failure.
- Safety – Foundation failure can lead to safety issues within the home or building.
- Home Value – Foundation settlement is often required to be fixed properly before any real estate actions can be carried out. Failure to do so before hand can lead to a decrease in selling price of the home or building.
- Prevention – To prevent further settlement, which often occurs after a foundation has begun settling, proper steps must be taken to ensure the foundation is stabilized.
- Future – While it is unpredictable what will happen with a foundation, it is important to protect the structure from further damage. Failure to do so could result in costly repairs or even lead to destruction of the structure.