A foundation with minimal movement is necessary for the integrity of your new home’s structure. As you settle into your new home, it is important to be aware of signs that your foundation is settling in unsettling ways. A little foundation settling often goes unnoticed; however, there are signs to look for that indicate that your home’s foundation is in need of repair. In the Texas heat, foundation issues are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. If you are concerned about any of these signs, Advanced Foundation Repair is there to help.
Slanted or sloping floors need not always cause alarm. However, with enough sloping, slanted floors can be an indication that there is a serious issue. In order to correctly identify the source of slanted floors, you want to consult a professional.
Cracks in the Walls or Foundation
If you see signs of cracking in your walls or foundation, there may be an issue with your home’s foundation. Even if cracks appear small, they may be large enough to allow for moisture and other undesirables to enter. In addition, larger cracks may mean structural problems, and it is best to consult a professional in order to determine if your foundation needs repair.
Doors and Windows Sticking or Swinging
If you notice that your doors or windows don’t open and close freely, this could mean that your foundation is in trouble. Although you can repair doors and windows to prevent these things from happening, that is only a temporary fix. You may only have repair these areas again after finding the foundation was the cause. Again, you may need to consult a professional to get to the root of the problem.
So, settle in and be on the lookout for signs of unsettling foundation issues. If you feel there is need for concern, request a free quote from Advanced Foundation Repair.