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
Do These Stuck Windows & Doors Look Familiar?
Why Do I Get Stuck Windows and Doors?
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.
- Mother Nature
- 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 – can not be seen after the installation – and are driven into stable soil or bedrock. Underpinning provides a permanent solution to your house settling problems.
Stuck Window and Door 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, JES Push Piers, JES Slab Piers, and JES Wall Anchors.
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