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Foundation Problem Signs

Cracked Bricks are a Common Foundation Repair Sign Should I worry about my foundation? Most of us don't think about our foundation until there's a problem. But once you discover that there's a problem, you realize how important your foundation is to your home's health and safety. Then you begin worrying about: how to fix your foundation, who to trust, is it expensive, and can you fix it yourself?

We're here to help you find your foundation problem. 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 problem. This process is messy and time consuming; forcing you to crawl around your cold basement or nasty crawl space to search for problem signs.

Browse through the various problems signs on this page. Or, just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to have one of our foundation repair experts come out, and we'll do the dirty work.

Common Foundation Problem Signs

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Help! I Can't Find My Foundation Problem!

There are a lot of other foundation problem signs like your addition separating from your home, a sagging roof, cracked molding, creaking house noises, sink holes in your yard, or concrete being pushed up from hydrostatic pressure.

If you don't find your foundation problem here give us at call at 866-370-4816 or email us, to request your free inspection. One of our certified foundation repair consultants will come out and take a look at your home's foundation, answer your questions and let you know if your home needs foundation repair.

I Could Use Some Help Here! Free Foundation, Crawl Space or Basement Inspection

If you're not sure of the source of your home's problem, give us a call at 866-370-4816 , and schedule a free inspection. We'll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.

What Causes Foundation Problems?

Foundation problems are caused by house settlement. Your home settles when the ground your home is built on can no longer support the weight of your house. Foundation settlement is caused by:

Evaporation
A hot, dry summer or period of drought can create problems for your home's foundation. When soil dries, it contracts, pulling away from your foundation. The shrinking soil creates a gap next to your foundation which allows it to shift and settle.

Large Trees Next To Your Home
A large tree growing next to your home could be the source of some of your house settlement problems. If the roots extend under or next to your foundation, they are drinking up moisture that helps keep the soil surrounding your foundation stable.

Too Much Water
Mother Nature, plumbing leaks, poor grading or inadequate drainage can all lead to a house settling problem. When soil is wet, it expands, pushing against your foundation. When the hydrostatic pressure becomes too much for your foundation, you'll start to notice leaks, cracks and bowed walls.

Poor Soil Preparation
Before building your home, the ground where your foundation is now located was excavated. If the builder didn't prepare the soil properly before building the foundation or backfilled the soil without compacting it, your home will start to settle.

Expansive or Heaving Soil
The type of soil your home is built on makes a big difference in your foundation's stability. Expansive soils, like clay soil, experience the most dramatic changes when there's too much moisture. When there's too much moisture, the clay soil expands causing upheaval. Upheaval is the opposite of settlement, and pushes your foundation up, creating the same problems as a foundation settling.

Consolidating Soil
Is the opposite of expansive soil. Clay soil is also a consolidating soil. When the clay soil dries, it constricts, pulling away from your foundation. This causes house settlement.

Can I Fix My Foundation Problem Myself?

Sometimes a Crack is More Than Just a Crack... Those annoying repairs, like drywall Basement wall cracks, a cracked block in your foundation or cracked bricks on your home's façade could be telling you that your house needs foundation repair.cracks or stuck doors, could be telling you that your home's foundation is settling. It's easy to just fix the problem sign yourself and not think about the source of the problem: your foundation's settling. Basement wall cracks, a cracked block in your foundation or cracked bricks on your home's facade could be telling you that your house needs foundation repair.

The time and money you spent repairing a problem –which was really a problem sign – was wasted since the problem will come back and become more difficult to repair. The cause of the problem hasn't been fixed: your home has foundation issues. The experts at JES can help!

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation RepairSo, you think you have a foundation problem? Request a free inspection to find out the source of your home's drywall nail pops, stuck windows and uneven floors. One of our certified foundation repair consultants will visit your home and conduct and in-depth investigation of your home's foundation.

Every one of our foundation repair consultants has received extensive training from our team of Professional Engineers, and participates in manufacturer workshops, continuing their education in foundation repair solutions, and staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, installation techniques and best practices.

After your free inspection, the foundation repair consultant will share their findings with you and design a custom solution for your home. Sometimes we'll find that your home doesn't need foundation repair, and we'll tell you.

At JES we believe in helping you find the solution, not create additional problems by trying to sell you a product or service that you don't need. Call us with questions, 866-370-4816, we're here to help!

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If you're not sure of the source of your home's problem, give us a call at 866-370-4816, and schedule a free inspection. We'll find out the cause of the problem and help you find the perfect solution.

 

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"I would like to praise your engineer and the construction crew for their professional approach to solving our foundation problems. In over forty years of practice in architecture, I have seldom seen such a well coordinated demolition/construction process. I would have JES back for any future foundation problems and will recommend JES to my clients and friends who need your services."

~ William M., Yorktown, VA

 
"The crew was wonderful especially the Foreman. We asked lots of questions and kept checking in and looking at the work. Each time we went to the basement, they stopped the work and carefully explained the process to us in a very friendly manner. We liked this crew and the foreman very much."

~ Suzzanne B., Culpeper, VA