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Foundation Care 101: A Landlord’s Guide to Long-Term Stability

Manchester rental property with a beautiful patio and strong foundation It is critical to maintain and secure the foundation of your rental property in order to ensure its continued functionality over time. Unhealthy living conditions and the growth of mold can result from moisture seeping through wall or floor cracks. For this reason, foundation repair and sealing must be incorporated into your property management strategy.

For a single-family rental property to remain profitable and long-lasting, a solid and watertight foundation is fundamental. Additionally, it can aid in preventing additional problems like pests or structural damage. Proactively preserving the integrity of the foundation of your rental property will safeguard your investment and guarantee the security and well-being of your tenants.

When to Repair Property Foundations

Sealing and restoring the foundation of your property in preparation for the impending winter weather is an excellent way to begin the autumn season. It is not advisable to begin foundation maintenance during a deep frost or after moisture has caused damage to the structure. Inadequate maintenance due to adverse conditions could expose your property to more harm. Ignoring a trivial problem could result in its escalation into a major concern in the future.

It is not advisable to delegate this task to your residents. Maintaining the structure, including the property’s substructure, is the owner’s responsibility. Sometimes even well-meaning tenants can neglect routine upkeep, and improper sealing and repair work might result in more expensive issues down the road.

Hire a Professional to Help with Foundation Repair

It’s important to make sure the task is done correctly, or you risk doing more harm than good, even if you might be inclined to solve the problem yourself.

It takes the right knowledge and experience to seal foundation cracks. Additionally, you must be aware of the appropriate season and employ the proper methods when sealing the cracks.

It is common to neglect foundation care, which can result in serious issues like structural problems, mold growth, and water damage. Regular maintenance must be given top priority in order to prevent these issues from occurring.

It might not be the best use of your time and energy to try sealing the foundation yourself, particularly if this is your first time doing it. Hiring an expert with the tools and experience needed to complete the task accurately and quickly is the best course of action. This will ensure that your property is secure for your tenants and that the foundation is kept up to date.


This is where Real Property Management Thrive can be a real asset to your investment strategy. Our staff makes sure that your foundation is maintained on a regular, rock-solid schedule. With the assurance that your investment is in capable hands, we commit our time and resources to ensuring your complete satisfaction. For more information about maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or at 603-255-4100 today!                                                    

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