Pass the Home Inspection!
“Selling a home can be stressful, especially when the inspection report comes back with a list of items that need to be addressed before the home can be sold.”
Concrete raising, leveling and stabilizing with polyurethane can help eliminate some of the stress by offering an inexpensive and quick solution to many concrete issues that may be on a home inspectors report. What we see flagged on most reports are concrete pitch, step height, and trip hazards.
Concrete raising simply put is the process of drilling holes through the existing concrete and injecting light weight polyurethane foam under the concrete in order to lift the concrete back in place.
There is very little equipment involved and most projects can be completed within a couple of hours. Concrete Raising is generally half the cost or better than the cost of replacement. For these reasons many people selling their homes will turn to PolyRaise to help correct concrete issues on an inspection report.
Often times concrete patios and driveways settle and produce a negative pitch back towards the home. Prolonged water running towards a home can develop into serious foundation issues and leaky basements. A home inspector will check the concrete around the home to ensure that the water is draining away properly. A home inspector will flag concrete that has settled as well. Flat concrete is not pitched concrete. The concrete can easily be raised to produce pitch away from the home and pass inspection.
Realtors will also have homes flagged with step height issues. Often the step that gets flagged is the step leading from the front walk to the front porch. Different states have different required step heights. Most states require step heights to be between 7-8”.
Here in Wisconsin, where Midwest PolyRaise is based, the standard is an 8” step. We usually prefer to lift to a 7 ½” step to allow for the possibility of soil settlement. Sometimes the patio step heights may be too large and will need to be corrected. Settled patio steps usually go hand in hand with negatively pitched patio slabs.
A home inspector may also look for large trip hazards. These may be within sidewalks and walkways. A trip hazard may also be at the garage approach where the driveway and the garage floor meet. If you have a large bump you need to drive over in order to get into your garage there is a good chance that a home inspector will note it on the report. With a simple level and tape measure you can determine if your concrete will pass inspection.
PolyRaise Works with Realtors!
If you have an area around your home that is a concern, call today for a FREE Estimate @ 715.559.6144.
FIX IT -n- LIST IT
We can help our customers—home owners, commercial properties and municipalities—RAISE, LEVEL and REPAIR their concrete, as well as provide home waterproofing solutions.
Why Professionals Choose PolyRaise!
• Quick Response Times
• Digital or Printed Estimates
• Transferable Warranties
• Team Dedicated to the Real Estate Community
A Trusted Partner for Real Estate Professionals
At PolyRaise, our Fix It -n- List It team know that real estate professionals have specific needs within their industry. We understand the time-sensitive nature of a transaction when a concern is raised by a home inspector, buyer, or seller. We also know that you are working under strict deadlines that need to be met. Our goal is to respect the interest of all parties involved and help you successfully move toward closing.
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Here’s how working with our Fix It -n- List It team can benefit you:
• Free Estimates:
A member of our team will visit your listing and perform a full inspection and estimate free of charge for homeowners, and at a low cost of $99 for non-homeowners.
• Priority Scheduling:
We know that agents and buyers may not have time to spend waiting for an evaluation. We understand that you are working under a deadline and will give you priority scheduling.
• No Unnecessary Work:
We will do exactly what you need to sell your listing.
We will work with all parties involved in order to get the job done and get you to the closing table.
• Transferable Warranty:
We will provide a transferable warranty to the new owners.