Buying a house means compromising — at least a little. You might not find a house with the basement you really wanted, or close enough to your kids’ school, or at your budgeted price point. Ultimately, though, you might overlook any of those things because the house is just enough of what you want and need to make it worthwhile.
One feature you might not be in the mood to compromise, however, is buying a house with foundation issues. After all, foundation problems typically mean serious repair work is needed. No home buyer wants to get stuck spending more on a house than he or she expected or wanted. If you’re in the market for a new home, there are some signs you should be aware of regarding potential foundation problems before you buy.
It’s possible that — depending on the circumstances — signs of foundation problems in a house won’t be a reason to give up on a home that’s otherwise perfect for you and your family.