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Foundation Care 101: A Landlord’s Guide to Long-Term Stability

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It is critical to maintain and secure the foundation of your rental property in order to ensure its continued functionality over time. Moisture can infiltrate through wall or floor cracks, causing mold development and unsanitary living conditions. 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. Additionally, it can aid in the prevention of infestation and structural damage. You can safeguard your investment and guarantee the security and comfort of your tenants by taking proactive steps to preserve the integrity of the foundation of your rental property.

When to Repair Property Foundations

Fall is a great time to seal and repair your property’s foundation in preparation for the impending winter weather. It is unwise to postpone foundation maintenance until moisture damage has occurred or during a severe frost. Inadequate maintenance due to adverse conditions could expose your property to more harm. Never disregard a small problem since it might grow into a big one later on!

Maintaining the structure, including the foundation of the property, is the owner’s obligation; it is not advisable to delegate this task to your tenants. Sometimes even well-meaning tenants can neglect routine upkeep, and improper sealing and repair work might result in more expensive issues down the road.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

Although one may be compelled to attempt self-resolution, it is critical to ensure that the task is executed accurately; otherwise, one risks causing more damage.

To seal foundation fissures, the necessary skills and knowledge are required. In addition to knowing the best methods for caulking the cracks, you also need to know when to do it.

Constant neglect of foundation maintenance can result in serious complications including water damage, mildew growth, and structural issues. In order to prevent these issues from occurring, routine maintenance must be a top priority.

Especially if this is your first attempt, trying to seal the foundation yourself might not be the best use of your time and energy. Hiring an expert who possesses the requisite knowledge and tools to execute the task accurately and effectively is the best course of action. You can then relax knowing that your property is safe and secure for your tenants and that the foundation is kept up to date.

This is where Real Property Management Eclipse can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff guarantees that your foundation adheres to a steady, systematic maintenance regimen. 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 425-209-0252 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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