When it comes to finding a reputable foundation repair company, it’s easy to get caught up in a fly-by-night company. But how do homeowners find a professional house leveling company in which they could trust? With so many different companies on the market, it’s easy to mix up the good from the bad.
Take a look at our top tips on how to find a trusted foundation repair company to solve all of your home’s house leveling needs.
Signs of a reputable foundation repair company
1) Company reviews and testimonials
You don’t have to be internet savvy to find the reviews of a business online. Between popular platforms such as Facebook, Yelp and Google My Business, it’s easy obtaining reliable reviews.
Keep in mind you should remain wary of a company which seems too good to be true. The majority of reviews online are reliable, but some companies will purchase reviews. If you happen to stumble across something like this, use your best judgment to differentiate the real ones from the fake ones. If in doubt, play it safe by going with another company.
2) Ask for their references
When you are looking for a trusted foundation repair company, always ask for their referrals. Asking for and contacting previous client references can do a few things for you.
First off, it solidifies whether or not the company did a satisfactory job with their previous clients. Secondly, you can ask for references to jobs which relate to yours and ask if the company did a good job and completed the job promptly.
3) How long has the company been in business?
Another surefire sign of whether or not a company is trustworthy or not is to see how long the company has been in business. Has it stood the test of time? If so, chances are the foundation repair company is a reputable source. Businesses who adopt dangerous business practices tend to go out of business quickly.
4) Does the company guarantee their work or offer insurance?
Always make sure the company you allow to work on your home’s foundation is insured. Never go with a run of the mill contractor who’s not backed by a company warranty or guarantee. The reason being obvious. If you allow any contractor whom you’ve hired off of Craigslist to work on your home’s foundation repair for cheap, they could make a mistake or take your money and leave. This leaves you hanging and in a worse place than you were before.
What signs do you look for in a trusted foundation repair company?
Maybe confirm that 1st Choice offers this? Otherwise it will make them look bad.
The guest post was made in collaboration with 1st Choice House Leveling, a San Antonio house leveling company in Texas.