Making certain that your foundation is correctly sealed and maintained is important for it to be dry and functional for many years. Moisture can seep through when cracks form in a foundation wall or floor, causing mold to develop and lead to harmful living conditions. Because of this, the proper sealing and repairing of the foundation of your Galveston rental home should be an essential part of your property management plan. A strong, watertight foundation is crucial to the long and profitable life of a single-family rental home.
The perfect time to seal and repair a foundation is at fall, as this is best done while preparing for the approaching winter weather. Trying to fix the foundation after moisture has already caused damage or halfway through a deep freeze is not a smart idea. Bad conditions can result in sub-par repairs, which would eventually leave your property susceptible to additional damage. Don’t let a little issue turn into a big one!
Since structural maintenance, including the property’s foundation, is the responsibility of the owner, it should not be assigned to your residents. Even good residents may sometimes neglect regular maintenance, and if sealing and repairs are not performed correctly, it can lead to expensive repairs in the future.
Working on cracks in the foundation all by yourself is an option, as long as you know how to seal them properly and remember to do it consistently and at the right time of year. However, in reality, foundation maintenance is an easy task to forget, especially if you already have a full plate. Furthermore, spending your time trying to seal the foundation of your rental property— especially if it’s your first time— might not be the most beneficial use of your day. Your best option is still hiring a professional to fix it for you, guaranteeing that the job is done well and in a timely manner.
This is where Real Property Management Prestige can be a real plus to your investment strategy. Our team makes sure that your foundation is on a rock-solid routine maintenance plan. We commit our time and resources so that you can rest easy knowing your investment is being handled by the right people. For additional information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 281-532-5455 today!
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