Before you buy a house, check the foundations.

When a new home is put on the market, if the house had prior foundation problems and repairs, it should be disclosed. However, that does not happen all the time. To avoid ugly surprises later, make sure you do an inspection of your future home's foundation. Most foundation repair companies can visit the residence and relate to you their findings, including any possible corrections you can make to the yard, drainage, gutters, landscape to reduce the risk of you every needing foundation repairs. Premier Foundation Repair website at has tips on what to look for to make the right decision.