Signs That You Should Leave a Foundation Repair Company’s Website

December 5th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Finding the right contractor to handle your foundation repair can prove frustrating and stressful. You’ve spent a lot of hard earned money on your home. In fact, it may be the largest investment you’ve ever made. So you don’t want to hire some random guy- you want a trusted professional.

A company’s website can provide all the information you need to make an informed purchase of services. With that in mind, it’s important to know what to look for when surfing the web in search for your foundation repair services. The following signs should send your running from a company’s website.

1. No testimonials- Plain and simple, you can’t trust a company that doesn’t have positive customer feedback posted on their site. How can you be sure they do quality foundation repair if their customer’s aren’t saying so? A professional contractor with satisfied customers will flaunt their positive reviews on their webpage. If they don’t they probably fall in to one of these categories:

• A brand new company with little experience
• A shady company with lots of unsatisfied customers
• A company that doesn’t really care about their customers

Whichever category they are a part of, you don’t want to deal with them. Move on!

2. It’s all about them- Sometimes you’ll fall across a foundation repair contractor’s website and it will only talk about them. It’s kind of like attending a social gathering where you get stuck listening to that guy that just goes on and on about himself. No matter how you try to steer the conversation, he turns it back around to discuss his accomplishments. Do you want to do business with that guy?

A foundation repair contractor worth your time will be 100% customer focused. He doesn’t care about himself-he cares about how he can help you. Of course, his ultimate plan is to make money along the way, but he does so by making you happy. So if his website reads “we, we, us, we, we, us, we,” leave. Find a company that talks about you.

3. No warranty information- When you have solid warranties, the last thing you want to do is hide them. Foundation repair contractors that guarantee quality work will post it loud and clear on their homepage. As a potential customer, you will know from the beginning that if you choose them and something goes wrong… they’ll fix it. They’re a company that stands behind their work and their word. And they want you to be happy no matter what.

4. No Better Business Bureau Logo- The Better Business Bureau logo (BBB) signifies that the foundation repair company is held to a high standard. If they’re a member, you can go to the BBB website and make sure the company is legitimate. If they aren’t, you have no way of knowing if the contractor is trustworthy. » Read more: Signs That You Should Leave a Foundation Repair Company’s Website

Waterproof A Basement The Smart Way

December 5th, 2013 by admin No comments »

If you’ve experienced a catastrophic flood in your basement or have damaged foundation walls, then it’s important that you know the facts about how to waterproof a basement the smart way.  Every year, thousands of homeowners end up paying more than they need to on their foundation waterproofing projects, when in reality there are a few simple rules you can follow to save money and make your project a success.

The first rule to follow in order to successfully waterproof a basement is to get quotes from more than one basement waterproofing contractor.  If you live in a moderately sized community, you should be able to find at least a few foundation service companies that can inspect your basement and give you a free estimate on how much it would probably cost to fix it.

Secondly, don’t make the mistake of thinking that the most expensive, largest company is necessarily the one that will do the best or fastest job.  There are many smaller, family-owned basement waterproofing companies and contractors that have years of experience doing a great job for their customers, and you might be making a mistake if you don’t at least consider them for the job and get a free quote

When you waterproof a basement, you aren’t usually dealing with a service repair situation that requires an immediate fix (such as a clogged toilet or broken drain might).  Because of this, you will have much more time to do research that will let you choose the right contractor, agree on a fair price, and make sure that the job is done correctly the first time.  » Read more: Waterproof A Basement The Smart Way