When you’re a homeowner, it may seem like there are endless things you have to know about home repair. But you should know that you don’t have to go it alone. Just as we would never expect to be able to perform surgery or complex checkups on ourselves, you shouldn’t expect to be able to expertly diagnose foundational and structural issues or perform professional repairs. Crawlspace Medic® works with homeowners in Chattanooga, TN to perform comprehensive home inspections and suggest affordable solutions, from structural repair to moisture remediation and more.
While you don’t need to have professional-grade knowledge about how your home works, it never hurts to know more about your home and the factors that can affect it. Today, we’re looking at structural repairs for local homes: what it is, why it’s needed, and what to do to help prevent it.
The substructure and foundation of your home help distribute the load and weight of your house. The structure creates its shape and acts as a skeleton. Over time, there are countless factors that might affect the structure and substructure of your home. These issues can build up and start to compromise the integrity and the look of your Chattanooga home, meaning you may need to get structural repairs.
Excess moisture creates a conducive environment for termites, mold and rot. Whether you’re looking at a one-time event like a flood or long-term, water-related issues like poor drainage and high moisture. Like any physical health problems, one of the best ways to address structural damage is a strong prevention strategy. For example, Crawlspace Medic® provides comprehensive home inspection services to help you understand whether you have moisture problems, if the wood in your substructure is degrading, or what other proactive measures you may need to take.
If you live in one of the following areas, Crawlspace Medic® can help you find affordable structural repair solutions for your home: Alpharetta, Chattanooga, Buford, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Marietta, and surrounding areas.
Get help from Crawlspace Medic® in Chattanooga — call us today if you’re worried about structural repairs or damage: (423) 509-0505.