Foundation problems are not the easiest to spot and definitely not the easiest to deal with.
If you find the issue early, it may be easier to have it fixed then if the problem had been stacking up for a while.
Keep reading to know what are the early warning signs of foundation problems!
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” - Og Mandino
The kind of crack you should worry about are exterior, large cracks with zig-zag patterns that run the height of the wall. Sure, there are many things that can cause cracks, especially on tiles. But if you notice there are too many tile cracks throughout the whole house your foundation may be jeopardized.
Uneven or Sagging Floors
Also causes of foundation problems are:
- Distressed tiles
- Uneven floors
- Bowing floors
- Sagging floors
These could happen because of a waterproofing issue directly damaging your home’s foundation. Foundation movement also can happen and cause uneven floors. Whatever the case is, you should get it fixed immediately!
Sinking or Settling
It you notice something like one side of your house being lower than the other, that means your foundation might be in need of supporting piers.
When it comes to your home’s foundation, there’s no ignoring the problem. The longer you wait, the worse (and more expensive) it will be to get it fixed.
So stop procrastinating and hire a foundation inspection!
For the most accurate estimate in your region, call a local professional!
A flooded basement will cause a lot more trouble than you might think, the water damages coming from it are:
- Ruined floors and walls
- Mold damage
- Roofing damage
- Foundation problems
It’s important to check where the problem is coming from. For example, if the issue are the gutters, it’ll probably be easier to fix. But keep in mind that basement issues are commonly mistreated.
Settling foundations, as talked about earlier, can be one of the causes for basement problems. So that foundation inspection just became even more important!
Gaps Where Floors and Walls Meet
Not only gaps where floors and walls meet, but also walls and the ceiling should meet. These gaps can happen both on the home’s exterior and interior and can happen due to foundation problems.
Another sign to pay attention is:
When doors no longer latch and windows have gaps around them too.
If you walk around the house and notice these problems, you should call a professional right away!
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