There are many steps in preparing a house for sale, and during the frenzied preparation of interior staging and landscaping, few may notice or consider the appearance of driveways, sidewalks or concrete floors. However, while you may have ignored these areas during the time you lived in your home, potential buyers may not do the same.
Performing concrete repairs in Regina before you move offers benefits in appearance and durability. However, cracks and defects in concrete can also reveal other problems that may put your move on standby. Check out these benefits to performing concrete repair before you move and help ensure the easy sale of your home.
If you have a perfectly nice house, a driveway full of cracks and stains can detract from that appearance. Resurface, repair or replace your driveway and the rest of your lot will look new again. The same is true for sidewalks; much like your driveway, they also frame your house and can make or break its presentation. Give these areas attention to help the best aspects of your home shine even more brightly.
Floor cracking in garages is common, normally due to home settlement. However, this can also reveal errors in workmanship and probable issues beneath the surface. When the floor surface becomes uneven during the settling process, it also means water can pool and cause more damage. There is also the issue of the floor becoming a trip-and-fall hazard.
If you pay a contractor to resurface or redo your garage floors, that means potential buyers are not visiting your home and thinking only of future repairs. Whether the problem is age or shoddy workmanship, paying attention to this part of your home is likely to increase your chances of a quick sale. While a defective-appearing garage floor may suggest neglect, a resurfaced one will instill buyer confidence that they are not buying a money pit.
Fix problems before inspection finds them
Smaller cracks show the usual wear and tear of driveways and floors through temperature changes. These concrete repairs in Regina are easily (and cheaply) finished with liquid crack-filler.
Larger cracks, though, reveal more significant problems. Depending on their seriousness, they can suggest water damage, substantial shifting due to a foundation or wall problem, or even a sinkhole. Some of these issues will get a mere mention on the inspection report as they may not be considered significant for several years. Others can cause buyers to turn away.
During the process of concrete repair, a contractor can assess whether damage occurs due to everyday life or if something more sinister is going on. Either way, it is best to find more serious problems before the home is on the market—not when you are eagerly anticipating closing and profit, only to have an issue derail the whole process. Taking care of major issues now means more peace of mind later.
Concrete repairs in Regina can be as simple or extensive as needed. M D Construction Ltd offers our expertise for any concrete project that can help boost the appeal of your home. Give us a call to see what we can do to increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers.