Preparing Your Home for Sale

Mar 4, 2015

When it comes to preparing your home for sale, you have probably been told many tips and tricks to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. While putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls or infusing the home with the smell of fresh-baked cookies is never a bad idea, placing a priority on structural integrity is far more important. If you take care of the following items, you’ll have a much easier time selling your home for the desired asking price:

Repair Foundation Cracks

Foundations cracks are extremely visible and may ward off potential homebuyers or cause them to put in an offer well below your asking price. They have good reason to be worried. Water can seep into your basement through foundation cracks, leading to water damage and mould growth. It can even cause allergies and severe health problems in residents. Foundation cracks can also affect the structural integrity of the home, leading to warped and cracked floors, doors, walls, and windows. If the problems are allowed to spiral unchecked, the home could even become inhabitable, and no one wants to make an offer on a home like that.

Fortunately, foundation cracks can be swiftly and permanently repaired. The ground surrounding the foundation wall can be excavated and the cracks can be repaired and waterproofed.

Fix Gutters & Downspouts

When you are preparing to sell your home, fixing gutters and downspouts should definitely be on your “to do” list. Gutters and downspouts work together to collect rainwater and safely direct it away from your foundation. When they are missing, broken, clogged, or otherwise damaged, rainwater may pool near your foundation and lead to leaks and water damage.

Experts can repair and replace all damaged gutter and downspouts and install downspout extenders if necessary to ensure all rainwater is properly directed away from your property. These small things can lead to big problems down the road, but, fortunately, there are easy fixes.

Repair and Dry Wet Basement

Nobody wants to buy a home with a damp and musty basement. Potential buyers will understandably be scared away by signs of water damage and mould growth and move on to the next home. Contact the Crack Doctor today to solve your wet basement issues and improve the value of your home. With a transferable lifetime warranty, whoever chooses to buy your home will be assured that wet basement problems are a thing of the past.

Make your home irresistible to potential buyers with these very important structural fixes.

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