Foundation repair can seem daunting to home owners, and is one of the most costly repair jobs that can be done on an existing home. Understanding the basics, and getting to the root of the issue helped me feel less overwhelmed, and can help homeowners understand how to avoid this costly problem in the future.
The first, and possibly most important issue, is why the foundation was damaged in the first place, and if steps can be taken to avoid the issue in the future. This could include lack of moisture, shifting earth under the foundation, or other issues. So ask your contractor to explain the underlying issue and make sure steps are being taken to ensure you don't have to repeat the repairs in years to come.
The second thing to remember is that it is a major job, and one that takes time and precision to avoid damaging the entire house. So it's important that you get your family settled somewhere, understanding that it will be a while before you can go back home. Give the contractors the time they need to finish the job properly, ensuring it is completed correctly the first time.
Foundation repairs might seem overwhelming, but hopefully these tips give you a place to start so you can get the information and peace of mind you need.