5 Signs of Foundation Problems

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 by Courtney Farnham

1.) Sticking Doors and Windows

Have you noticed that the doors or windows in your home are becoming harder to open or shut? This could be a sign that your foundation is shifting or settling. Which can illustrate larger concerns for your home. As the foundation sinks and settles, it can cause cracks and damage to your home and foundation.

2.) Cracks in the Foundation and/or Walls

Cracks in your foundation or the sheetrock walls in your home can be a sign that your home is shifting and settling. If these problems are not addressed, the cracks can worsen and compromise the foundational support of your home.

3.) Sagging or Uneven Floors

Are your floors sagging or becoming super unlevel? This could be a sign of inadequate support in your basement or crawlspace. It’s important to correct these either through leveling or support to prevent it from worsening. As the floors and walls sink, it leads to cracks on the interior walls. This concern also shows that the beams in the home are being overworked and could be compromised if not supported correctly.

4.) Water or Humidity

Standing water and or humidity in your basement or crawlspace can promote the deterioration, rot, and mold of wooden beams in your home. The best way to prevent this kind of damage to your home's foundation is to eliminate the water and moisture before it causes damage.

5.) Tilting and Bowing Walls

Walls can begin to tilt or bow inward from expansive soils and or hydrostatic pressure behind the foundation walls. In addition to bowing and tilting, this can also cause foundation cracks and compromise the integrity of the foundation.

Why should I fix my foundation??

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