3 Common Signs of Foundation Failure

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 by Amanda Cruz

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How can homeowners tell when their home is undergoing foundation issues? We list three common foundation problems to help homeowners indicate if their home needs a repair. 

Sign #1: Bowing Walls 

Bowing walls are commonly caused by soil being pushed against the foundation. This causes the walls to bow inwards and make a soft arch. Over time, bowing walls can crack, and the cracks eventually grow and affect the interior part of your home.

The way to solve this problem is by stabilizing the walls and preventing the cracks from growing. For homes undergoing this issue, we recommend our Carbon Armor Reinforcement System. Carbon Armor is a flexible system that stabilizes bowing walls. The flexible ability moves with the cracks, preventing it from growing and affecting the rest of your home.

Sign #2: Dry Wall Cracks

Drywall cracks can be tricky to read. Some cracks may look like small cosmetic cracks, but it's instead a big issue. The best course of action is to schedule an inspection and hear what solutions are provided. 

When it comes to cracks, we have two different solutions. Carbon Armor is used for the beginning stages of foundation failure. The PowerBrace System is a more durable system that stabilizes serious foundation problems. PowerBrace can also potentially straighten your foundation walls. 

Sign #3: Sticking Doors and Windows

Have you struggled to open your doors or windows because they're jammed? This is because settling a foundation affects the structure of your home, and your doors and windows can't fit into their space anymore. 

This problem is caused when your home is going through the serious stages of foundation failure. The foundation has completely settled and needs to be lifted and stabilized. We use the Helical Pier system for this situation.


Now that you know the three common signs of foundation failure, it's time to take action and inspect your home. You may never know what problems lie around the house. If you are experiencing these foundation problems, we can help! Quality 1st Basement Systems offers free, no-obligation estimates to homeowners who are undergoing any structural issues in their homes. You can contact us to schedule an estimate, or book online here.

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Amanda is a Marketing Assistant for Quality 1st Basement Systems. She assists the Marketing team by creating daily content for the company's website and social media profiles.

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