Soil changes over time. It’s an unfortunate reality that this includes the soil under your home. As soil erodes and the geology of your area gradually changes, it can affect the structural integrity of your home and foundation, leaving your home worse for wear over the years. Especially in older homes, there are telltale signs that your home requires some foundation repair to account for changes in the soil. Here are some key signs that it’s time for home foundation repair.
Uneven floors can be a sign that there is sinking going on beneath your home. Whether it’s on the first or second floor, if your wooden floors have grown uneven, it’s a good idea to have your basement floor or foundation inspected in case it needs repair. An uneven basement floor can cause higher floors to sink in areas.
Sticking Doors and Windows
If you live in an older home, sticking doors and windows are a more common issue. Sometimes it’s related to the climate, season, or weather since humidity can cause the wood to expand and make it difficult to open or close doors and windows. Try placing a level on door and window frames that are sticking to see if it could be a foundation issue. If the frame is not level, this can be a sign that your home is in need of foundation repair.
Cracks in the Foundation
During your regular home maintenance, take a walk around your home and inspect the foundation. Check on a fairly regular basis for any cracks that may appear in the foundation, as this is a sign of stress. Cracks in the foundation are a sure sign your home needs foundation repair.
Cracks in the Walls
Fixing cracks in drywall is fairly quick and simple, but if you are finding cracks in the walls–especially above window and door frames–it’s a good idea to examine the cause. These can be signs that your home’s foundation is sinking and is in need of repair. Cracks around the corners of windows and doors are the most likely to be the result of foundation movement.
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