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Foundation Care 101: A Landlord’s Guide to Long-Term Stability

Grandville Rental Property with a Beautiful Patio and Strong Foundation

To ensure your rental home’s long-term functionality, make sure the foundation is properly sealed and maintained. Unhealthy living conditions and the growth of mold can result from moisture seeping through wall or floor cracks. For this reason, it’s critical that your property management strategy incorporate foundation sealing and maintenance.

The long and successful life of a single-family rental property is largely dependent on having a strong and waterproof foundation. It can also aid in the prevention of other problems like pests or structural damage. Proactively preserving the integrity of the foundation of your rental property will safeguard your investment and guarantee the security and well-being of your tenants.

When to Repair Property Foundations

Now is the perfect time to seal and repair your property’s foundation in preparation for the winter months ahead. It is unwise to postpone foundation maintenance until moisture damage has occurred or during a severe frost. Your property may be rendered susceptible to additional harm as a consequence of inadequate restorations caused by unfavorable conditions. Never disregard a small problem since it might grow into a big one later on!

It is not advisable to delegate this task to your residents. Maintaining the structure, including the property’s substructure, is the owner’s responsibility. Occasionally, even well-meaning tenants may neglect routine maintenance; yet, improper sealing and repair work might result in more expensive repairs down the road.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

It is critical to ensure that the repair is performed properly; otherwise, you risk causing more damage than good. Although you may be compelled to rectify the issue yourself, doing so would be unwise.

It takes the right knowledge and experience to seal foundation cracks. To properly seal the cracks, you must not only know the necessary procedures but also know when to do it.

Significant issues, including water damage, fungal growth, and structural problems, can result from neglecting foundation maintenance. It is critical to give precedence to routine maintenance in order to prevent these issues from occurring

Especially if this is your first attempt, trying to seal the foundation yourself might not be the best use of your time and energy. Hiring an expert who possesses the requisite knowledge and tools to execute the task accurately and effectively is the best course of action. You can be sure that your property is secure and safe for your tenants by doing this, since the foundation will be kept up to date.

This is where Real Property Management Investment Solutions can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff guarantees that your foundation adheres to a steady, systematic maintenance regimen. We commit our time and resources to ensuring that your investment is secure, allowing you to feel at ease. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or give us a call at 616-419-8880 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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