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Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Foundation Repair Contractor in Florida

Foundation repair contractors preparing work area.

When it comes to repairing your foundation, the importance of deciding who to trust to carry out this task cannot be understated. As one of your greatest investments, if not the greatest, you understand that your home needs to be handled with the utmost care.

Hiring the right contractor for your foundation repair needs should involve asking the right questions to ensure the long-term protection of your home and the safety of you and your family.

Questions to Ask Prospective Foundation Repair Contractors

So, what questions do you need to ask? While you will undoubtedly have numerous questions about the foundation repair process, it's essential to ask some more general questions right from the start.

Let’s cover the most important questions to begin asking prospective foundation repair contractors right away.

How Long Have They Been In Business?

We all know that instinctually we tend to place greater trust in long-established companies that have been stalwart members of their community for many years. For a company to thrive and remain in business over the long term, it must establish a proven track record of exceptional results backed by unwavering integrity.

Loyalty and respect from the community are earned over time through a company's commitment to providing quality work and serving its members. When deciding on prospective foundation repair contractors, find out how long they have been working in their community.

Years of experience in the field can offer reassurance that your foundation is in good hands.

Have They Done Foundation Repairs in My Area Before?

In conjunction with inquiring about how long a foundation repair contractor has been in business, it's beneficial to inquire about other local residents who have utilized their services. A reputable foundation repair contractor should be able to provide references to previous work and testimonials from satisfied customers within the community they serve.

Visit the company's website to see photos and other resources highlighting their past foundation repair projects.

Do They Employ Their Own Staff or Rely on Subcontractors?

 

LRE Foundation Repair field technicians installing helical piers.
LRE Foundation Repair field technicians installing helical piers.

 

Finding out whether a contractor employs an in-house team or relies on subcontractors for your foundation repair project can be beneficial.

While employing subcontractors for certain aspects of a foundation repair project isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's preferable for the contractor to have their own dedicated team to handle the work. Having a highly trained regular team can ensure consistent quality, reliability, and accountability throughout the project, minimizing the risk of disruptions to its completion.

Ask the prospective contractor who may be carrying out your foundation repair project if they have their own experienced team. If subcontractors are employed, it's important to ask about the measures taken to guarantee the quality of their work.

Do They Use High-Quality Materials?

When considering hiring a prospective foundation repair contractor, ask about the quality of the materials and equipment that will be utilized to stabilize your foundation. Not all foundation stabilization products are made the same, and verifying with your prospective contractor about the quality of their materials can make a big difference in your decision-making process.

Products such as the different piering systems that are used to stabilize your foundation should be crafted from the highest quality corrosion-resistant materials to ensure optimal protection for your foundation.    

Licensing, Permitting, and Insurance

Although it might seem obvious that acquiring the appropriate licensing and permits for foundation repair in Florida would be a given (after all, it is required by the law), ensuring that the contractor you choose complies with these regulations is essential. Be sure to inquire upfront whether they adhere to these protocols because, as we've discussed previously, failure to do so can not only have repercussions for them but could also pose legal risks for you.

It would also be good to verify that the contractor is insured. Again, what may appear obvious should never be assumed, taking this step can help ensure that your contractor is a suitable choice for your project.

Do They Offer a Warranty?

What can truly distinguish a prospective foundation repair contractor from others is the offering of a high-quality warranty. Not every foundation repair warranty is the same, and it would be wise to acquire a full understanding of what coverage is offered and for how long. 

The nuanced details included in a warranty can truly make a difference in your decision to select the right contractor for the job.

Will They Protect Your Property and Clean up the Worksite?

As if having to get your foundation repaired wasn’t already enough to be concerned about, having to worry about the rest of your property during the work should not add to that burden.

Be sure to Inquire whether your potential foundation repair contractors have a set operating procedure in place to protect your property during the process. Also, make sure to verify that the contractor will clean up the worksite upon completion of the project.

A quality foundation repair contractor will always make it a priority to leave a work site in better condition than when they first arrived.

Foundation Repair Experts You Can Trust

Since 1989, LRE Foundation Repair has been dedicated to serving the foundation repair needs of residents all across Florida. As members of these local communities, LRE takes pride in approaching each project with a customer-first mindset and an unwavering dedication to excellence. While leading by example in redefining the foundation repair industry, LRE ensures that only the highest quality products are used by highly trained team members who share a common vision. 

Schedule a free inspection today to learn how LRE Foundation Repair can assist in repairing your foundation while answering all of these important questions.

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We serve the following areas

  • Alachua
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Bostwick
  • Branford
  • Brooker
  • Bryceville
  • Bunnell
  • Callahan
  • Day
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  • Earleton
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  • Elkton
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  • Flagler Beach
  • Fleming Island
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  • Glen Saint Mary
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  • Jennings
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Our Locations:

LRE Foundation Repair
1115 South Main Street
Suite 101
Brooksville, FL 34601
1-352-325-4686


LRE Foundation Repair
2150 34th Way N
Largo, FL 33771
1-727-337-7878


LRE Foundation Repair
277 Power Ct
Sanford, FL 32771
1-321-204-7872


LRE Foundation Repair
702 NW 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
1-954-280-2627
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