Yes, you can wait to fix your foundation. Keep in mind though that delaying to fix a foundation problem will increase the cost of foundation repair.
The problems with waiting to fix a foundation problem are:
- The underlying problem tends to allow for the propagation of foundation problems across the foundation. This means that the more the delay, the higher cost to get the foundation repaired.
- Structural damage to the house will continue to grow. More cracks in the walls, more separation of the roof joists, more chance that the plumbing will break.
- When a foundation has dropped, a good rule of thumb is that 1/2 to 2/3 of the elevation loss will be regained. This means that if the foundation has dropped by 6 inches, the best attainable lift is about 4 inches. So the house will remain 2 inches out of level.
At Granite Foundation Repair, our foundation evaluators have tracked changes in houses over the years with owners who have delayed foundation repair. Consistently we have found that delaying foundation repair causes a large increase in the total cost of foundation repair. That is why at Granite, we strongly urge you to fix your foundation problem as soon as possible.