Stuck Windows and Doors
Stuck windows and doors can be signs of foundation damage. 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.
Understanding Sticking Window & Door Problems in Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying & Repairing Issues Related To Stuck Windows & Doors
Why Do I Get Stuck Windows and Doors?
Poor Soil Preparation
Inadequate Drainage Solutions
All of these reason can dramatically change the amount of water in the soil surrounding your home’s foundation.
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.
I was very happy with the whole experience working with JES. We had an addition that had begun to sink and move away from the house due to the foundation not being on solid ground. They performed all the work when they said they would, obtained all the necessary permits, and were cleaned up and out actually a little early. The foreman on the job was great and even took the time to show and explain to me the process at various points. I recommend them and would use them again.
~ Sam W., Midlothian, VA
Get Your Free Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Repair
Have you ever wondered about your soft, sinking ground and what caused it? Or if that drywall crack is 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 your free foundation repair inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.