Thursday, February 16th, 2012 by Rebecca Larson
Working at Innovative Basement Authority I hear a lot of horror stories from our customers. Some stories are about horrible experiences they’ve had with other contractors and others are about their home.
About a year and a half ago we talked to a customer about her bowing walls. She was very concerned that the structure of her home was unsafe. She scheduled a estimate and we went to her home and gave her a free estimate on how to straighten her basement walls.
After we went out to her home and gave her a quote she had decided that she wasn’t interested in doing the work we suggested. She had her reasons and we completely understood.
Six months after the initial consultation we called this customer again – checking in to see if she had possibly changed her mind about fixing her basement. What happened next I never expected. She laughed. Then apologized and stated that her house had collapsed and she definitely didn’t need our product.
I remember being stunned. I mean I knew it was a possibility but I had never heard someone tell us that their house actually collapsed because of a bad foundation.
Bowing basement walls are a very common problem for homeowners. With the changing of weather conditions it affects our foundation. Think of it this way, when the soil is wet from rain or snow it expands, right? When it’s a dry year and there isn’t much moisture the soil will contract. Both of those things affect the stability of your foundation.
Don’t become a victim to expanding and contracting soil conditions. Call Innovative Basement Authority today and request a free estimate. We’ll send out a certified Specialist to give a free, no-obligation quote.
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