When to Contact a Foundation Repair Expert
When you’re preparing to facilitate the purchase or sale of a house, you need to know what to look for to make sure the home is structurally sound. You can conduct a quick inspection by taking a walk around the home and look for any of these problem signs.
Remember that if the home has a crawl space, it will need be inspected as well but these are easy problem signs to keep an eye out for.
Foundation Problem Sign Areas
If you find any of these problems then there could be a structural issue. Contact a trusted foundation repair expert for an in-depth inspection of the home’s structure.
Living Areas inside the Home:
Cracks in the plaster
Cabinets that swing open
Mold on the baseboards or near vents
Windows that won’t close completely
Gaps between the floor and wallBasement:
Mold or a musty smell
Acid damage (rust colored stains on the wall)
Efflorescence (white chalky powder)
Rust on metal appliances (water heater)
Concrete spalling (concrete chipping away)Outside the Home:
Ground settling around the home
Home addition is sinking
Brick that has be re-pointed
Puddles around the foundation