If you need foundation repair, fall is a great time to have work done. Of course there can be benefits and downsides for each season. Ultimately it will come down to how severe your situation is. Just having some repairs done means you can wait until the ideal time of year for you and the contractors.
The summertime is when many people have work is done, which means contractors are very busy. You may have to wait quite a while before they actually get to you, anyway.
Summer is also very hot and a time when many people go on vacation. There is also a good chance there will still be quite a bit of rain, which isn’t ideal conditions for foundation repair.
The spring is even wetter, still and the ground is soft and shifting from the winter thaw. It’s also the time of year when people usually discover they have a problem.
That also means that contractors will be very busy. Even if your situation is quite bad, it may cost you a lot more at that time of year. Likely, you will end up waiting a long time before someone can get to you.
Wintertime can also be a problem once the ground is frozen. It makes it much harder to get at the problems with cold weather. If there are major cracks, the moisture inside will freeze and expand, which can ultimately make them even worse.
It is a hard time for contractors to be working outside, so it may take longer than you want. It can be difficult to make repairs in severe cold. It is also the holidays so you may not want the disruption at home with your family and friends there.
Fall might be the best time for your foundation repair. The weather is a bit cooler but not too cold. The rain will have mostly stopped and life has returned to normal after the summer.
It allows cracks and other damage to be fixed before they get a chance to freeze up and make the problem worse. Contractors may have more free time, as well, and it is more comfortable for them to work in fall weather.
Kids are back at school so there are fewer distractions around the house and there are no major holidays that can eat up a lot of time. The ground is solid around the foundation.
It’s also a good time of year to get your basement waterproofed. Once the spring melt is over and you are aware of any problems, you can see how serious they are.
If you have the luxury of waiting, then find a time that works best with your budget and your schedule. If you need repairs right away, then don’t wait. You don’t want the problems getting worse.
Check out our website for more information. Here at Olsen Foundation Repair, we have a team of experienced and professional foundation repair contractors. We will carefully evaluate your home’s foundation. The first step is to assess the extent of the damage, and we will then figure out what repair will be most effective or necessary.
Call us for a free in-home consultation today and get your estimate for repairs. The cost of the foundation repair services you need depends on the size of the damage or crack that your foundation may have. Don’t wait until it’s too late.