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Is Your Vancouver WA Foundation Cracking?

Jul. 26th 2016

With summer here you’re probably spending more time outside, which means you’re probably working on more projects outside your home. Perhaps you’ve notice some cracking in your foundation. Foundation cracks can be small and insignificant, but over time those tiny cracks can become larger and they can turn into major problems. So what should you do if you have noticed some cracks in your foundation?

You can patch small cracks in your concrete foundation; just like you would in a driveway, but you need to make sure you do this right. You need to clean the cracked area and get rid of any loose chips. The concrete patch should be made of a flexible material and you should mix it up till it becomes a thin paste. You should wet the area in and around the crack so the old concrete doesn’t suck out the moisture form the patch material.

Next apply the patch material in the crack and make sure it completely fills the crack. Use a trowel to scrape away any extra material making sure that the surface is smooth. If you have large cracks in your foundation that are already threatening the safety of your structure then you need to contact a Vancouver WA concrete contractor as soon as you can. For help with your Vancouver WA concrete foundations, contact Direct Finish Construction and 360-690-5616 or by clicking here.

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What Does it Take to Remodel a Foreclosure?

Jul. 12th 2016

Are you in the market for a new house, but you’re budget doesn’t allow you to build a brand home? Of course, you have several other options. You could always buy a used home from the previous owner, or another option is to purchase a foreclosed home from the bank. Buying a foreclosed home can be a good option because you can get a lot of home for less money, but there can also be a lot of challenges.

Many times, foreclosed homes are not left in the best shape. Sometimes, the previous owner purposely leaves the home in shambles and the bank is not going to do anything to fix it up. So, while you could get it for a cheaper price, you will be responsible for all the repairs. That’s where hiring a Vancouver WA general contractor is a good idea. Depending on what condition a foreclosed home is in; you will likely need the help of a professional.

The first thing you need to do is assess the damage and then determine how much needs to be done. Some common damages found in foreclosed homes include:

  • Winterization problems
  • Vandalism
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Mold
  • Leaks

Any or all of these issues is very important to take care of. You don’t want to live in a home that has any of these problems. Of course, cost is always a factor, but if you do cheap repairs then you’ll end up with more problems down the road. If you are looking into buying a foreclosed home with damages, contact Direct Finish Construction. We’ll help you assess the damage and give you a competitive estimate for the all the repairs. Please contact us at 360-690-56516 or click here for Vancouver WA repo remodeling.


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