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Warning Signs


Damaged foundations often make themselves known through cracks in your floor, walls and ceiling, or through doors and windows that get stuck in their frames or widening gaps between large and small fixtures. Although some signs may appear gradually (making them easy to ignore), they are signs that something seriously wrong is happening beneath your building.

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Warning Signs


Damaged foundations often make themselves known through cracks in your floor, walls and ceiling, or through doors and windows that get stuck in their frames or widening gaps between large and small fixtures. Although some signs may appear gradually (making them easy to ignore), they are signs that something seriously wrong is happening beneath your building.

Inside

Inside, keep an eye out for cracks of any kind. Cracked sheetrock, floorboards and tiles are always causes for concern. Stubborn doors and windows that refuse to open or shut are also indications of a problem.

Outside

The outside of your home can also offer evidence of foundation issues. Check the foundation of the home, as well as bricks / siding, for cracks. Also look for gaps around doors and windows.

Garage

The garage can also show deformation when foundation problems are present. Be on the lookout for cracked bricks, warped walls and any separation between the garage door and ground.

Basement

Because your basement is closest to your foundation, it’s often the first area to suffer. Check it for cracked or leaning walls and any possible flooding.

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Causes


Damaged foundations often make themselves known through cracks in your floor, walls and ceiling, or through doors and windows that get stuck in their frames or widening gaps between large and small fixtures. Although some signs may appear gradually (making them easy to ignore), they are signs that something seriously wrong is happening beneath your building.

Causes


Damaged foundations often make themselves known through cracks in your floor, walls and ceiling, or through doors and windows that get stuck in their frames or widening gaps between large and small fixtures. Although some signs may appear gradually (making them easy to ignore), they are signs that something seriously wrong is happening beneath your building.

Why Good Foundations Go Bad

There are a number of factors that put stress on your foundation. Unfortunately, most of them are out of your control. However, you do have control over what you can do to fix it. Give us a call today. We’ll be happy to apply our years of experience to your home’s or building's unique needs.

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1. Evaporation

Hot dry wind and intense heat will often cause the soil to shrink beneath your foundation. This change may cause cracks to appear throughout the structure.

2. Transpiration

Tree roots may desiccate the soil beneath a home, causing the soil to shrink and the home to shift.

3. Plumbing Leaks

Water from plumbing leaks can find its way under your home, eroding soil and ultimately compromising your foundation.

4. Drainage

Improper drainage is one of the leading causes of foundation failure. Excess moisture will erode or consolidate the soil and cause settlement.

5. Inferior Foundation Construction

Insufficient steel and inferior concrete can contribute to movement in the slab.

6. Inferior Ground Preparation

Soft, low density soils and and/or improperly compacted soil beneath a home is the leading cause of foundation failure. Cut-and-fill situations should be properly prepared before the soil is ready support a structure.

7. Poor Soil Conditions

Expanding and contracting soil can put added stress on your foundation and contribute to its failure.

 

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