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

St Mary's County Rental Property with a Beautiful Patio and Strong Foundation

For the rental property to retain its functionality over time, it is vital to ensure that the foundation is adequately maintained and sealed. Moisture can infiltrate through wall or floor cracks, fostering the growth of mold and creating harmful living conditions. For this reason, it’s critical that your property management strategy incorporate foundation sealing and maintenance.

For a single-family rental property to last a long and lucrative time, it needs a strong, waterproof foundation. Additionally, it can aid in preventing additional problems like pests or structural damage. 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

Sealing and repairing your property’s foundation in the fall is best to prepare it for the winter. Putting off foundation maintenance until after moisture has caused damage or right before a deep frost is not a good idea. Your property may be susceptible to additional harm due to 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 property’s structural integrity, including its foundation, is the exclusive duty of the proprietor. It’s not advisable to delegate this task to your tenants. Occasionally, even well-meaning tenants may neglect routine maintenance, yet improper sealing and repair work might result in more expensive repairs down the road.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

Ensuring the repair is executed correctly is crucial; otherwise, there’s a risk of causing more harm than good. While the urge to address the issue may be strong, doing so without the proper knowledge and experience is unwise.

Effectively sealing foundation cracks requires the right expertise. Understanding the necessary procedures and the appropriate timing is essential to perform the task correctly.

Often, foundation care is neglected, which can result in serious issues like structural problems, water damage, and mold growth. It is critical to give precedence to routine maintenance to prevent these issues from occurring

Attempting to seal the foundation yourself may not be the most efficient use of your time and energy, especially if it’s your first attempt. It’s advisable to collaborate with a seasoned professional equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to accomplish the task swiftly and accurately. By opting for professional assistance, you can ensure the security and safety of your property for your tenants, as the foundation will be properly maintained and up-to-date.

This is where Real Property Management Gold 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 resources to ensuring that your investment is secure, allowing you to feel at ease. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or give us a call at 301-392-2172 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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