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Hiring a “Certified Foundation Specialist” is the right move!

Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair’s owner, Fred S. Falcone II, is the only “Certified Foundation Repair Specialist (CFRS)” in the Carolinas, and one of only 26 certified across the nation.

What does it mean to be a “Certified Foundation Repair Specialist?” If you are needing crawl space repairs, and your contractor has the CFRS credential you are in very good hands. This means that they have knowledge that goes beyond the normal standards of field work competency. The person has been rigorously tested based on their knowledge and practical experience. By foundation standards, the certification test is a “benchmark of credibility within the industry” that the person performing your work is specifically qualified and trained to repair foundations using quality specific work knowledge.

Who provides the rigorous tests and grants certification? The National Foundation Repair Association (NFRA) began over 27 years ago in an effort to establish a non-profit organization among a small group of foundation repair contractors. Since the profession has been typically unlicensed, this began as an effort to achieve professionalism, honesty, credibility, and integrity in a field of construction/repair that is extremely important to both the residential and commercial public. The foundation, by its very nature, is the most important aspect of a building or house because it supports the entire balance of the superstructure, which includes the structural, architectural, electrical, and mechanical components. Everything above the foundation can be adjusted/replaced in some manner as desired or required. However, replacement of the foundation is not very likely, so the design, construction, and maintenance of the foundation are very important to the longevity of the building.

Foundation and structural repair is a serious business. The renown Mormon leader Gordon B. Hinckley, explained that “You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.” Your home’s foundation is certainly the most important part of your home, and it is worth researching to find someone to repair it that is an expert at what they do.

We realize that hiring a foundation repair company can present challenges, but the goal is to hire someone who will perform the repairs correctly the first time around for a reasonable price. Evaluating experience and knowledge can be tricky, and when you’re not sure, it’s easy to fall back on using the lowest price to evaluate who to hire. In Falcone Crawl Space’s specific case, you can rest assured that you will have the most qualified professional perform the scope of the work you need, at the most reasonable price. In this case, you don’t want to be led by the saying “you get what you pay for”. Falcone has demonstrated their commitment to their craft and taken the time and steps to stay current with the latest in methods and materials in order to provide their customers with the absolute best repair and customer service experience.