Foundation repair is the most complicated and the most expensive type of repair your home will ever need. This is the reason why many people to school to get training specifically to specifically become a foundation repair contractor. This type of course is very difficult and expensive, however, the rewards that comes with finishing the training is immense.
What you need to learn:
The most important skill you will learn in these training courses is how to spot the damage. You will be trained to see the signs of damage and the proper techniques on how to remedy the situation.
Foundation damage is very hard to detect due to the fact that the real damage is generally hidden from the naked eye of the untrained professionals. You will need to be specially trained to distinguish ordinary cracks on the concrete or bricks from serious foundation damage.
Another thing you will need to learn is how to determine the proper repair methods. There are many different ways to fix foundations damage, all depend on what type of damage it is, the location of the damage, and the strength of the surrounding soil around your home is. As a trained contractor you will need to take all of these factors and formulate a solution to the problem. This is very important due to the fact that the wrong repair method will do nothing to fix the situation for the homeowner, and cause them unnecessary aggravation.
In some locations, contractors that work on foundations need to pass a test and receive a license from the state, whereas, in other areas you will only need a license if your repair works will cost more than $30,000. However, some states do not regulate contractors that work on foundations. They do not need to get a license in order to work on foundations in these places.