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Foundation Maintenance Benefits: The Role of Foundation Inspections in Preventing Costly Structural Damage

Foundation Maintenance Benefits: The Role of Foundation Inspections in Preventing Costly Structural Damage

Foundation Maintenance Benefits: The Role of Foundation Inspections in Preventing Costly Structural Damage

Homeowners know the importance of components like the roof and foundation in maintaining the house’s integrity. However, most homeowners can’t simply glance at these components and understand whether they’re in peak condition. One of the key foundation maintenance services you can perform regularly is having professionals do an inspection.

When a structural repair contractor performs an inspection, you have peace of mind that the building is healthy and can keep your family safe. You also gain several other foundation maintenance benefits.

If you need foundation repair services after this inspection, you can often save money because the foundation maintenance pros spotted the issue early. 

What Happens at a Foundation Inspection

When we visit your home to inspect the foundation, our experts look for multiple items that could indicate a problem, including inspecting:

  • Interior walls
  • Exterior walls
  • Ground near the foundation
  • Condition of windows and doors
  • Basement walls
  • Attic walls
  • Water drainage systems
  • Condition of the soil near the home
  • Tree locations that could cause problems

Hopefully, we will not find any problems. We then can recommend some tips for foundation maintenance benefits that you can do on your own until our next inspection call. 

If we do find potential issues, our experts will explain the issue in terms you can understand. We’ll develop a plan that focuses on structural integrity preservation while delivering the benefits of regular foundation care from our technicians.

Why Foundation Inspections Are Important

One of the advantages of foundation maintenance and inspections is the ability to catch problems early. When our team notices a slight bowing of the basement wall, we can immediately fix it before it worsens and jeopardizes your home’s integrity. 

We also can provide tips for caring for your foundation. These tips are among the biggest foundation maintenance benefits that we deliver. Regular inspections and care will keep your home safe for your family and protect your investment.

The importance of foundation maintenance inspections is easy to see when you realize just how quickly a slight problem can deteriorate without intervention. Although it may seem like foundation problems progress slowly, homeowners are rarely fully aware of the damage that’s occurring. Our inspection pros can spot even small issues and fix them quickly. 

When to Call for an Inspection

Our technicians know how to fix any type of foundation issue with techniques and a proven track record of success. However, you can’t receive the foundation maintenance benefits we deliver if you don’t call us. 

Never ignore a problem that is worrying you. Call us for an inspection if you notice signs including:

  • Cracks on your walls 1/8 of an inch or larger.
  • Wall cracks that lengthen or widen noticeably.
  • Floors that don’t seem to be level.
  • Windows and doors that don’t open freely.
  • Odd gaps where the soil meets the home.
  • Excess moisture in the soil that’s tight to the foundation.
  • Heaving tree roots near the foundation.
  • Significant leaks from plumbing around the home’s exterior.
  • Low spots near the foundation that collect rainwater constantly.

Foundation inspectors would rather visit your home and find no foundational issues than have you wait to call them until the situation is dire. Rather than having you guess what the problem could be, let our trusted experts do a thorough inspection to be certain.

Trust Our Foundation Repair Services

At Virginia Foundation Solutions, our experts focus on structural integrity preservation for homes of any age. We know the value of foundation maintenance for homes of all sizes. One of the key reasons for foundation maintenance is to preserve the value of your home for the long run. 

Our structural repair contractors are ready to show you how our expert work can deliver foundation maintenance benefits for your property. We offer a free inspection from our structure repair technicians to determine whether you have problems. Call us today at 757-340-0917!

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Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.


Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News


We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas



Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi



VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News


Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach