5 Signs of Foundation Problems

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Jeanne Donnelly


Foundation ProblemsAre there warning signs of foundation problems in your home? Knowing the signs of foundation settlement and getting them repaired now, can prevent more costly repairs in the future.

Does your home have any of the following issues?

  • Doors and windows sticking
  • Horizontal or stair-step cracking on basement wall
  • Drywall cracks
  • Bowing walls
  • Uneven or sagging floors

These are all signs of foundation problems that will only get worse over time.

Why Fix Your Settling Foundation? 

  • Foundation problems lower the resale value of homes. Buyers will turn away at the first sign of cracks and settlement.
  • Small rodents and insects can burrow deep into cracked foundations which can require costly extermination.
  • Moisture can seep through the cracks and into the home, causing moldy smells and high humidity.
  • Foundation problems are a safety issue. Collapsing foundations and wall failure will not only damage the home, but they can cause serious injuries. 

Patching over foundation cracks might sound like a good idea, but that only hides the problem from view. Cosmetic fixes aren’t real solutions. A trained expert in the field of foundation repair should be called in to thoroughly inspect the home.

Foundation problems can be frightening and confusing, but Quality 1st Basement Systems can help. Call for a Free Estimate; 1-732-697-0557

 

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