What is a Lifetime Warranty in Mississippi?

A question that I have gotten in my over 15 years of working with clients with Foundation Issues is the following:

What is a Lifetime Warranty?

The definition of Lifetime for the State of Mississippi is 20-years.  Most people think it is longer than this, but it’s all based off the length of time determined by the State the work is performed in.

There can also be other hidden contingencies in their warranty so you need to make sure that read the fine print.  I have seen the following items in a warranty:

  • The warranty can be extended by paying more money and they don’t do anything extra to deserve it. So, you are pre-paying for the adjustments.
  • The warranty is only good for one adjustment.
  • The warranty is only good if the house has gutters on it.
  • The company has the right to deem the warranty unfulfillable and can cancel it with no repayment to the homeowners.

E&R provides a lifetime warranty this way.  We guarantee the foundation for 5-years and if it ever needs to be adjusted after that time period it is only an adjustment fee after that time.  This is the same price that everyone else charges to increase the length of time but you are only paying for it if it is needed.

Ewing & Ray has been in business for over 50 years.  If you have any questions about foundation repairs, or concerns for a foundation problem, please call us and we will be glad to assist you.