Stuck Windows and Doors
Stuck windows and a stuck door can be a sign that your home’s foundation requires repair. Doors and windows can stick, swing open after being pushed shut, or have gaps around the top and bottom when your foundation is sinking.
A sinking foundation is caused by house settlement: when the soil your home is built on is no longer able to support the weight of your house.
What Do I Need to Do First?
First you need to find the source of your stuck windows and doors, which can be caused by a foundation problem. Finding your foundation problem is a messy and time consuming process; forcing you to crawl around your damp basement or musty crawl space to search for problem signs.
Browse through the problem signs and solutions on this page. Or, just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to have one of our foundation repair experts take a look at your stuck windows, doors and foundation. We'll do the dirty work for you.
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Why Do I Get Stuck Windows and Doors?
Stuck windows and doors are a result of house settling, which can be caused by Mother Nature, poor soil preparation or inadequate drainage solutions. All of which can dramatically change the amount of water in the soil surrounding your home’s foundation.
The soil around your home grows when wet and shrinks as it dries – changing the amount of space surrounding your home's foundation. The constant change can cause your foundation to sink or lean – creating serious structural problems which can create additional, costly home repairs.
If you’re unsure if a stuck door or stuck windows are caused by your house settling, check for these other problem signs: uneven floors, drywall cracks, or gaps between the wall and floor. If you have any of these other problems then you probably have a sinking foundation.
Can I Fix Stuck Windows and Doors Myself?
Occasionally stuck windows and stuck doors are the result of warping due to moisture, which may indicate you have a basement waterproofing problem. But stuck windows and stuck doors may also indicate that your home has foundation issues caused by house settlement.
Before spending money replacing your doors or window frames, have your home inspected for free by one of our professional foundation repair contractors. We can help you determine if your foundation needs to be repaired or if you have a moisture problem.
What Do I Do Now?
Often, the solution to stuck doors and stuck windows is to repair your foundation. JES offers several underpinning solutions that will stabilize and level your home, solving your problem with sticking doors and stuck windows.
Underpinning is the process of installing additional support under your home’s foundation to stabilize your foundation and stop house settling. Support piers are installed under your foundation –cannot be seen after the installation – and are driven into stable soil or bedrock. Underpinning provides a permanent solution to your house settling problems.
|The Experts at JES can Help!|
If you're not sure of the source of your stuck windows and doors, 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.
Stuck Windows and Doors Solutions
Every home's foundation repair needs are different, and we're committed to designing the best solution for your home. Some of our stuck door and window solutions include JES Helical Piers, Push Piers, JES Slab Piers, and JES Wall Anchors.
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Have you ever wondered about your stuck windows? Or if those brick cracks are a sign that you have a bigger problem? Our Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair is your resource for learning about foundation problems, causes and solutions.
Request an appointment with our foundation repair experts and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.