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Plano Foundation Repair Company Touts Quality Over Price

Quality for home foundation repair is determined by the specific repair method used. Prices are not necessarily a good indicator of high quality.

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September 25, 2014

Plano, Texas, USA – September 25th, 2014 /PressCable/

“People simply don’t understand quality differences for the most common foundation repair methods,” says Robert Scott of . Continuing he says, “Of course, the companies in the industry do a good job of telling the homeowner that their repair method is the best. You will never hear an industry insider admit that their method is low quality.”

Homeowners often discover cracks in the interior walls or exterior brick that causes them great concern. Mr. Scott stressed that homeowners should do their homework in order to make an informed decision. Some of the keys areas to do some research are the years of a company’s experience, reputation, and opinions of independent experts.

A company’s experience is very important according to Mr. Scott. There are no licensing requirements or certification to become a “foundation repair contractor” in the state of Texas. “All that is required is a pickup truck, a couple of shovels, and a hydraulic jack to start work in the industry. A company that has 10 or 20 or 30 years experience with leveling concrete slab foundations has seen most of the challenges in the industry and has had to deal with them,” said Mr. Scott.

Quality is not necessarily related to price. “It is common to see estimates for low quality repair proposals that are asking for premium prices,” said Mr. Scott, “and this indicates that the homeowner does not understand the difference between a low quality and a high quality repair proposal. The challenge is to educate homeowners on the features, benefits, and inherent shortcomings of the different foundation repair methods. Once homeowners understand these basics, they usually chose a higher quality repair method,” he added.

“As an analogy,” he continues, “homeowners will take their expensive cars to a dealership rather than a shadetree mechanic for repairs. They know the dealership has extensive experience with their car model, the repair job will be done to quality standards, and they have recourse if they are not satisfied with the final result. The price at the dealership will be higher but the car owner is receiving much better quality.”

Reputation is another of the keys mentioned by Mr. Scott. It is very easy to research important aspects of a company online. The easiest method is to use a search engine such as Google and to use a search phrase such as “foundation repair complaints + company name.” Another search phrase that can uncover a lot of interesting is “foundation repair lawsuits + company name.” And viewing the company’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) information can be very informative also. He pointed out one company with over 40 complaints to the BBB – and others involved in multiple lawsuits – something the homeowner might want to know before signing a contract. For large residential jobs or commercial jobs it would be wise to hire a lawyer to research the company(s) that have offered a contract.

The independent experts mentioned by Mr. Scott are independent structural engineers. This area of engineering is the area that focuses on building structures and foundations. Other engineers, such as civil engineers, do not have the specific education and training that are part of the experience and knowledge of structural engineers. For homeowners who want more “peace of mind” they can request an inspection and report from an independent structural engineer for a relatively modest fee.

“Some homeowners can not afford the highest quality of foundation repair but at least they should be informed about the pros and cons of different repair methods,” stated Mr. Scott, “and a home is usually a person’s or couple’s most valuable asset so they usually wish to preserve the home’s value with a permanent repair solution. That is why the Bell Bottom Pier method has become increasing popular for supporting and leveling concrete slab foundations in Plano and throughout the state of Texas.”

Contact Info:
Name: Robert Scott
Organization: Plano Foundation Repair
Phone: 469-277-4444
Address: 101 E. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

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