Long-term functionality of your rental property depends on maintaining and sealing the foundation appropriately. Mold growth and unsanitary living conditions can result from water infiltration through gaps in walls or floors. Because of this, it’s critical that your property management plan include foundation sealing and maintenance.
A single-family rental home’s long and successful life is largely dependent on its strong and waterproof foundation. It will even help prevent additional problems such as pests and structural damage. You can safeguard the safety and comfort of your renters and your investment by taking proactive steps to preserve the integrity of the foundation of your rental property.
When to Repair Property Foundations
Fall is an ideal time to repair and seal the foundation of your property in preparation for the impending winter weather. It is not advisable to postpone foundation maintenance until after damage has been caused by dampness or during a deep freeze. Unfavorable circumstances could lead to shoddy repairs, leaving your property open to additional harm. It could develop into a significant problem in the future, so do not disregard a minor concern!
The foundation of the property must be maintained by the owner, hence it is not advisable to delegate this task to your tenants. 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’s important to make sure the task is done correctly, or you risk doing more harm than good, even if you might be inclined to solve the problem yourself.
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.
A lot of the time foundation care is neglected, which can result in serious issues like structural problems, water damage, and mold growth. In order to prevent these issues from occurring, routine maintenance must be a top priority.
It might not be the best use of your time and energy to try sealing the foundation yourself, particularly if this is your first time doing it. Hiring a professional with the knowledge and tools needed to complete the task accurately and quickly is the best option. You can then rest assured that your property’s tenants are protected and the foundation is adequately maintained.
This is where Real Property Management Republic can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff guarantees that your foundation adheres to a consistent and reliable maintenance schedule. We commit our time and energy to ensuring that your investment is in the best hands, allowing you to relax. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 281-362-5001 today!
Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018
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