When it comes time to sell your home, you want it to look its best. There’s a reason “curb appeal” is such a buzzword. Unfortunately, a sunken concrete slab or cracked driveway or sidewalk can take away from the exterior beauty.

The first impression your home will make needs to be a good one, because buyers are going to make some judgements about it before they walk in the door.

The biggest concern for a home buyer is likely the foundation. A cracked or sunken slab doesn’t always mean the house’s foundation is similarly broken but it can lend the impression that it is. In fact, a concrete slab is poured completely separately from the foundation. However, it’s a valid concern since the foundation and the slab sit on the same soil and are affected by the same drainage issues. If there is an issue, the slab will usually show signs of damage before the foundation will.

Before putting your home on the market, take a walk around and check all of the concrete. This includes the sidewalk, driveway, and patio slabs. Outside of the foundation concerns, a cracked or broken sidewalk or driveway can be a tripping hazard. This is a common problem found during a home inspection, which can open you to a lower selling price or losing a sale entirely.

Concrete cracks and sinks due to a variety of reasons, including the erosion of soil beneath it, bad drainage caused by human error when pouring the original slab, and poor concrete maintenance. It’s something that can be easily addressed by a good concrete lifting contractor like TCB Foam Solutions.

Don’t give someone a reason to be concerned about buying your home. TCB Foam Solutions has many years of experience in concrete lifting, void filling, concrete sealing, soil stabilization, and more. Contact us today at 587-337-3353 or tom@tcbfoamsolutions.com for more information, or click the link at the top of this page for a free quote.