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

Belleview Rental Property with a Beautiful Patio and Strong Foundation

For your rental property to remain functional over time, it is essential that the foundation be properly sealed and maintained. Moisture can infiltrate through wall or floor cracks, fostering the growth of mold and creating harmful 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. Pests and structural damage are two further problems that it can aid in preventing. You will safeguard your investment and guarantee the safety and comfort of your tenants by practicing preventative maintenance on the foundation of your rental property.

When to Repair Property Foundations

Fall is an ideal time to repair and seal the foundation of your property in preparation for the impending winter weather. It is not advisable to postpone foundation maintenance until after damage has been caused by dampness or during a deep freeze. Unsatisfactory conditions can lead to inadequate restorations, thereby increasing the susceptibility of your property to additional harm. A small problem should never be disregarded because it could grow into a big one later on!

The foundation of the property must be maintained by the owner, hence it is not advisable to delegate this task to your tenants. Inadequate sealing and restorations may result in costly repairs in the future, even for residents with the best of intentions failing to perform routine maintenance.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

It’s important to make sure the task is done correctly, or you risk doing more harm than good, even if you might be inclined to solve the problem yourself.

It takes the right knowledge and experience to seal foundation cracks. Additionally, you must be aware of the appropriate season and employ the proper methods when sealing the cracks.

Significant issues, including water damage, fungal growth, and structural problems, can result from neglecting foundation maintenance. To prevent these issues from occurring, it’s critical to give routine maintenance top priority.

It might not be the best use of your time and energy to try sealing the foundation yourself, particularly if this is your first time doing it. It is advisable to employ a professional who possesses the requisite knowledge and tools to complete the task accurately and effectively. You can assure your tenants of the safety and security of your property and the proper upkeep of the foundation by taking these measures.

This is where Real Property Management Diversified can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff guarantees that your foundation adheres to a consistent and reliable maintenance schedule. 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 352-854-2221 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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