Foundation Issues Are Not Something to Ignore

There's a long and fearsome list of possible expensive home repairs. The home foundation repair issues are at the top of this list for most homeowners in Norman, OK, and there are good reasons. The average cost of repairs in your foundation can be in the thousands and may increase further if other parts of your home suffer from problems.

When assessing potential foundation damage, it is important to identify cracks in walls, floors, and ceilings. However, because you can't see a crack, that doesn't mean it doesn’t exist. It’s time to make it easy for your mind. There are ways to check for signs of basic problems in your home.

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The possible signs for foundation damage are as follows:

  • A door with latching or jamming issues

  • Windows fail to close or begin sticking completely

  • Cracks in flooring or ceramic tile

  • Cracks in walls, over doorways and windows

Water Damage

Any sign of damage from water in or around your home must be dealt with as quickly as possible:

External water is a cause and a symptom of damage to foundations. This familiar smell in cellars and crawlspaces can make your foundation difficult to monitor. The smell itself is usually from mildew and can be caused by leaking cellar walls. The problem may be related to plumbing, but it may also be caused by external water in your foundation through cracks.

Interior mold, rot and other signs of possible leaks behind walls must be checked. You should also check for possible leaks in your plumbing system, toilets, and taps.

Look at the Chimney

Another revealing sign of founding issues is the chimney movement. If your fireplace shifts too far, it can collapse completely, threatening your family and property seriously. If you notice that your chimney looks a little out of kilter, call a specialist to rehabilitate and stabilize it immediately.

If you live in Norman, OK, you should call the foundation repair experts for the cracks which are:

  • One-eighth of an inch or wider

  • Letting water dripping

  • Horizontal or a little angular like 45 degrees

  • Wide and narrow on the different ends

  • Forming a stair-step crack on the walls

Ram Jack by American Leveling serves Oklahoma City, Norman and many other places with great pride. However, while people of Oklahoma City consider home foundation inspection as a DIY job, the repair is certainly not a job to do by yourself. Therefore, you need a skilled professional who can evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend the best course of action.

We look forward to helping you identify and correct underlying problems with your home. We work hard to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Contact us today for a free consultation.