Things You Must Know

Hiring a Reliable Foundation Repair Contractor

With over 3,000 foundation repair contractors in the United States and 10% of them in Texas, how do you decide which method or contractor has the right answer for your home's problems? The following is a short list of things to consider when interviewing and hiring a contractor:

  • Always obtain two or more bids.
  • Always check with your local Better Business Bureau.
  • Always check the contractor's credentials along with the customer and professional references.
  • Always check with the civil court system to verify that the contractor has no pending litigation by homeowners.
  • Always consider video or audio taping the contractor's sales person to ensure you receive what is promised.
  • Always consider hiring a professional engineer should your contractor not offer a truly independent registered professional engineer to sign off on the work completed.
  • Never sign a blank contract.
  • Never sign a contract without reading and understanding all the clauses in it.
  • Never submit to trickery or high-pressure tactics to get your signature on a contract.
  • Never pay in full in advance, or in cash without obtaining a written receipt.