There are several warning signs that your home might need foundation repair. It’s important to pay attention to your home and watch for anything unusual. These are a few signs that every home owners should know about.
Cracks in the Foundation & Dry Wall
At Best Waterproofing, we get a lot of phone calls for cracks in the foundation walls, cracks in the dry wall and ceilings, as well as cracks on the exterior walls of the home. Cracks typically mean that the foundation has settled in some areas causing part of the foundation to shift or sink. This unbalance causes the foundation to separate and crack, and as a result the walls will start to crack.
Doors & Windows are Sticking
Another very common foundation issue is doors and windows begin to stick and become difficult to open and close. This is another sign that the foundation has settled and most likely the home will need some foundation piers to level the foundation and fix the problem. The foundation settles which causes the doors to rub on the door frames. As a home owner it is important to do some research on the different types of foundation piers that each foundation repair company uses. Read about the the DynaPier® compared to other common foundation piers.
Water is Leaking Into the Basement
Water leaking in the basement is another common foundation problem that we can fix quickly. Water can get in a number of ways including, leaking over the top of the foundation, leaking floor cracks, seeping between the basement wall and floor, leaking wall cracks and windows. We find the source of the water leak and fix it fast. It’s important to take care of it sooner rather than later so that there is no major water damage to the home. Whether you have water pooling in the basement or water seeping through cracks in the walls, it is important to have them evaluated immediately.
If you see signs that your home may need foundation repairs, call us and we will come do a free home estimate. It’s important to remember that proactive foundation repair is much less expensive than reactive. Often times home owners can save themselves a lot of money by fixing a foundation problem early rather than waiting to long for it to get bad. So call us today for a free home estimate.