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Foundation Inspection Tips For Buyers And Sellers

Examples of some of the warning statements in a home inspection report:

  • Some evidence of settling was observed.
  • Foundation movement may exceed FHA/VA standards.
  • Cracking of floor slab noted.
  • Cracks in brick/floor/wall/ceiling.
  • Fascia/trim separation.
  • Windows difficult to open.
  • Caulk separation at windows or doors.
  • Recommend contacting a foundation repair contractor.

Don’t be fooled by a Home Inspection report, which is typically written in more general terms and may occasionally gloss over foundation problems. Remember that the home inspector’s role is to report on the general conditions of a home not provide a structural report.

Sellers

Here are some helpful things to remember:

  • Mount Valley Foundation Services, Inc. can typically complete a repair within 1-2 days.
  • FHA/VA and conventional loan approvals are no problem when the foundation is properly repaired and backed up by our Transferable Life Time Warranty!
  • The best way to avoid last minute closing problems is to have the foundation inspected before you put the house on the market. We will be happy to provide you with a no cost evaluation and assessment.
  • If you are owner financing the sale, you may sell the property without foundation repairs as long as you disclose what you know about the foundation. Homes that need foundation repairs generally sell at a discount far below the cost of repairs.

Mount Valley Foundation Services, Inc. has over a quarter of a century experience stabilizing and repairing residential foundations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

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