Most homeowners do not know what to look for to determine if they need foundation repair. There are several warning signs that your home might need foundation repair. It’s important to pay attention to your home and watch for anything unusual. These are a few signs that every home owners should know about.
Cracks in the Foundation & Dry Wall
Cracks in the foundation walls, bricks or drywall are possible signs of foundation problems. At PierGenius, we get a lot of phone calls for wall cracks. Cracks typically mean that the foundation has settled in some areas causing part of the foundation to shift or sink. This unbalance causes the foundation to separate and crack, and as a result the walls will start to crack. Fortunately for home owners, not every crack means there are issues. But it is important to have any cracks inspected. Foundation problems are always best when caught early.
Doors & Windows are Sticking
Another very common foundation issue is doors and windows begin to stick and become difficult to open and close. This is another sign that the foundation has settled and most likely the home will need some foundation piers to level the foundation and fix the problem. Often times, minor shifting will occur seasonally as the soil shrinks and expands. This could cause a door to stick slightly during the summer months but not the winter. If you notice these signs, give us a call and we can evaluate it.
Water is Leaking Into the Basement
Water leaking in the basement is another common foundation problem that we can fix quickly. Water can get in a number of ways including leaking floor cracks, seeping between the basement wall and floor, leaking wall cracks and windows. Our professionals will find the source of the water leak and fix it fast. It’s important to take care of it sooner rather than later so that there is no major water damage to the home.
If you see signs that your home may need foundation repairs, call us and we will come do a free home estimate. It’s important to remember that proactive foundation repair is much less expensive than reactive. Often times home owners can save themselves a lot of money by fixing a foundation problem early rather than waiting to long for it to get bad. So call us today for a free home estimate.