Foundation Warranties Explained
Shopping for a foundation repair company in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas can be a little overwhelming. Different foundation repair companies offer different solutions, different levels of expertise and different warranties on their repairs. Many offer lifetime transferable warranties on their work, but include a lot of confusing fine print. Homeowners need to be sure they understand exactly what is covered by the warranty, including the fine print.
Here are some things to consider when comparing foundation warranties.
What are Transferable Foundation Warranties?
Not all foundation repair companies offer transferable warranties and those who do often have confusing terms. If you sell your home, your transferrable foundation warranty can be assigned to the new owner, but this doesn’t happen automatically. Most foundation companies require that you fill out the necessary transfer documents within 30 days of the transfer of the property title. Many also charge a fee to transfer the warranty.
Our foundation repair warranty stays with the property for the lifetime of the home. We do not require the new owner to contact us and we don’t charge a fee to transfer the warranty.
What Causes Foundation Warranties to be Voided?
Substantial structural alterations can also cause your warranty to be voided. Things like the addition of a room or swimming pool and major plumbing leaks can also affect your warranty.
Natural disasters like earthquakes, tornados, fires, and floods can also impact your warranty.
Improper maintenance can also cause your warranty to be voided. Uneven moisture in the soil is a major cause of foundation failures here in the Fort Worth area and any reputable foundation repair company will take the time to explain how to minimize the risks. Failure to take the necessary actions to properly maintain your foundation following a repair can cause your warranty to be declared null and void.
Failure to pay for your foundation repair in a timely manner can also void your warranty.
Our Lifetime Transferable Foundation Warranty
We offer what we feel is the best foundation repair warranty in the industry and we take the time to answer all your questions and make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions. Click here for more information about our Lifetime Transferrable Foundation Warranty. Please call us at 817-478-1181 if you have questions or need additional information.