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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. Mold growth and unsanitary living conditions can result from water infiltration through gaps in walls or floors. For this reason, it’s critical that your property management strategy incorporate foundation sealing and maintenance.

For a single-family rental property to remain profitable and long-lasting, a solid and watertight foundation is fundamental. It will even help prevent additional problems such as pests and structural damage. You can safeguard the safety and comfort of your renters and your investment by taking proactive steps to preserve the integrity of the foundation of your rental property.

When to Repair Property Foundations

It’s best to seal and repair your property’s foundation in the fall to get it ready for the winter. It’s not a good idea to put off foundation maintenance until after moisture has caused damage or right before a deep frost. Your property may be rendered susceptible to additional harm as a consequence of inadequate restorations caused by unfavorable conditions. It could develop into a significant problem in the future, so do not disregard a minor concern!

Ensuring the structural integrity of the property, including its foundation, is the exclusive duty of the proprietor. It’s not advisable to delegate this task to your tenants. Regular maintenance should not be overlooked, and even well-meaning tenants can neglect this important task. In fact, improper sealing and repairs might result in more expensive problems down the road.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

Even though you might be tempted to tackle the problem on your own, you should make sure the work is done appropriately to avoid the risk of doing more harm than good.

Proper knowledge and expertise are necessary to seal foundation fissures. It’s important that you understand the best methods for caulking the cracks and that you do it in the appropriate season.

The neglect of foundation upkeep can result in serious complications like structural concerns, mold growth, and water damage. Regular maintenance must be given top priority in order to prevent these issues from occurring.

Particularly if you are the first person to attempt this task, trying to apply the foundation by yourself might not be the most efficient 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. This will ensure that your property is secure for your tenants and that the foundation is kept up to date.

This is where Real Property Management Optimum can be a real asset to your investment strategy. With regular maintenance, our staff makes sure your foundation remains stable and strong. To provide you peace of mind that your investment is in the finest hands, we devote our time and resources to this project. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 612-730-8293 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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