Home Foundation Inspections in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Based Basement Inspectors
Foundations are the most important part of any home. The foundation is responsible for the sturdiness of the house. If you’re selling or buying a home, any problems with foundation masonry, cement blocks, or concrete will be costly to remediate. Even superficial foundational damage will reduce the value of your home.
Wall to Wall provides first time buyers and home sellers across Southeast Wisconsin with the comprehensive home foundation inspections they need for safety and accurate home valuation. Our foundation inspections will let you know if and where problems are so you can fix them before they get worse.
Frequent Foundation Problems in Wisconsin Houses
Home foundations are designed to support the entire weight of a house. Little problems can add up over time, endangering your home and lowering its market value. Common foundation damage we look for includes:
- Concrete cracks
- Water damage
- Flaking, dusting, or crumbling concrete
- Buckling walls or floors
Wisconsin soil is known for freezing and thawing every winter. Foundations can shift during this process, resulting in damage. Our inspectors are all locally experienced with spotting the signs of these common foundation problems.
Checking Flooring Support Beams and Posts
The structural integrity of your home rests primarily on the foundation, flooring, and various support beams or posts. As the foundation settles, the floors may shift too. This can add extra pressure on support beams and posts which are hard to detect with the untrained eye. Scuffed up hardwood or frayed carpeting isn’t necessarily a danger sign for your floors, but superficial issues may indicate deeper problems. Flooring can be damaged by:
- Low quality construction materials
- Exposure to chemicals (road salt, deicers, cleaners)
Contact Wall to Wall to schedule an inspection of your floors and support beams.
Unfinished and Finished Basement Inspections
Out of sight should not mean out of mind. In addition to foundation inspections, we inspect basements as well. This inspection will cover your electric panels, fuse box, and water heater. Another thing we check during basement inspections is the radon level of your home.
Radon is a clear, radioactive gas with no odor. Wisconsin soil releases radon into homes through cracks in the foundation or basement walls. Regular radon testing from Wall to Wall Home Inspections will ensure your home has safe levels of this gas.
Get a foundation and basement inspection before you buy or sell a house. Learn about the affordable combined cost of inspections.