A cracked foundation, cracked ceilings or walls, uneven floors, sticking doors, house settling and cracked chimney bricks can all indicate that your home's foundation needs to be repaired. Many homes suffer from foundation problems.
You don't have to live with stressful foundation problems, learn how you can save yourself time and money by requesting a professional foundation evaluation and receiving your Free Homeowner's Guide to Foundation Repair.
What Do I Need to Do First?
First you need to find the source of your foundation issue. This process is messy and time consuming; forcing you to crawl around your wet basement or nasty crawl space to search for problem signs.
Browse through the various foundation problems signs on this page. Or just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to schedule a free inspection with one of our foundation repair experts, and we'll do the dirty work.
Foundation Repair Problem Signs
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What Causes Foundation Damage?
Damage to your foundation can be caused by a few things, including poor planning before and during the home’s construction, drainage problems, plumbing, and Mother Nature. All of these can result in your foundation settling, which is when the soil is weakened and unable to support your home.
Poor Foundation Construction
Sometimes low-quality steel is used as structural support for a home's foundation. This can cause the foundation to move and shift which can result in cracks in the cement, brick or concrete slab.
Hot, dry weather removes the moisture from the soil, causing it to contract and shrink away from your foundation. This can cause structural problems like bowed walls, cracked bricks or drywall cracks.
Leaks From Plumbing
A plumbing leak can create more problems than rotting drywall or wet floors; it can damage the structural support of your home, putting more stress on your home's foundation.
Poor Drainage or Improper Grade
Water that doesn't drain away from your home will lead to moisture build up, like puddles forming around your foundation, which can erode soil or cause the soil to expand and push against your home's foundation. This can cause bowed walls and cracks in your foundation.
Poor Soil Condition
This can occur naturally or when the home's builder does not prepare the soil properly. Prior to laying the cement foundation, the soil needs to be analyzed and prepared, as instructed by a soil engineer, to ensure your home is built on solid ground.
We're Here To Help You Find The Best Solutions For Your Home...
We'll work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel comfortable with your home's foundation solution – from inspection and planning to installation and project completion.
Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner's Guide to Foundation Repair immediately!
Why Should You Repair Your Foundation?
Your home's foundation is critical to the safety and comfort of your home. Structural problems not only affect your home's appearance and safety but also decrease the value of your home.
The Real Estate Seller Disclosure Act requires that sellers tell potential buyers about structural problems, like a foundation crack, and discount the home at least 10-20%.
Drywall cracks above your doors and in your walls can be patched but they also grow, indicating that you have a foundation problem "When left alone these problems will continue to grow; damaging your home further, resulting in additional repairs."which cannot be repaired by plaster alone. When left alone these problems will continue to grow; resulting in more damage and additional repairs.
Repairing your cracked foundation before it becomes a big problem is the most affordable and effective option. You'll avoid extra costly repairs, decreased home value and safety concerns. Before you try to fix the problem give us a call us at 866-370-4816 to request a professional evaluation from our foundation repair experts.
Foundation Repair Solutions
We believe that you deserve only the best. All of our foundation repair solutions are custom designed for your home. And all of our foundation repair experts are extensively trained and certified by our team of Professional Engineers.
If your home needs foundation repair, we use only the best products to fix the problem. Learn more about the foundation repair solutions that we recommend.
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~ Beatrice W.
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If you're not sure of the source of your home's foundation problem, give us a call at 866-370-4816 , and schedule a free inspection.