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

Hartford Rental Property with a Beautiful Patio and Strong Foundation

Long-term functionality of your rental property depends on maintaining and sealing the foundation appropriately. The infiltration of moisture through gaps in walls or floors can result in the proliferation of mold and the creation of unsanitary living environments. Hence, incorporating foundation sealing and repair into your property management strategy is an important necessity.

The long and successful life of a single-family rental property is largely dependent on having a strong and waterproof foundation. It will even help prevent additional problems such as pests and structural damage. By implementing preventative maintenance strategies for the foundation of your rental property, you will safeguard your investment while simultaneously guaranteeing the safety and comfort of your tenants.

When to Repair Property Foundations

Sealing and restoring the foundation of your property in preparation for the impending winter weather is an excellent way to begin the autumn season. It is not advisable to put off foundation maintenance until after damage has been caused by dampness or during a deep freeze. Unfavorable circumstances could lead to shoddy repairs, leaving your property open to additional harm. A small problem could grow into a big one down the road, so don’t overlook it!

It is not advisable to delegate this task to your residents. Maintaining the structure, including the property’s substructure, is the owner’s responsibility. 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

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

Significant issues, including water damage, fungal growth, and structural problems, can result from neglecting foundation maintenance. 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 a professional with the knowledge and tools needed to complete the task accurately and quickly is the best option. 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 Greater Milwaukee can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff makes sure that regular, rock-solid maintenance is performed on your foundation. With the assurance that your investment is in capable hands, we commit our time and resources to ensuring your complete satisfaction. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 262-309-6961 today!


Originally Published on Aug 31, 2018

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