One of the last things that you want to find wrong with your home’s structure is your foundation. It is the foundation of your structure that essentially holds everything up and makes sure that the building stays structurally sound and safe. If you do suspect concrete foundation problems with your home, it is important that you deal with them right away.
Identify the Different Symptoms of Structural Damage
One of the first things that you will want to do is to identify the different symptoms that can come along with structural damage. This can help you to identify if the problem is in fact your concrete foundation. One sign of damage to your structure is the presence of cracks in walls. These walls often crack due to stress from the foundation. Foundation movement (or a shifting foundation), in turn can cause the walls to crack.
Some other signs to look for are cracks in your floor, cracks in your main level walls, as well as your basement walls, and uneven floors. These often occur from seasonal foundation movement or when your foundation begins to settle or shift. Also, if you notice that your windows and doors are beginning to stick, this may be a sign of a sinking foundation or settling foundation. This may be caused by changes in soil moisture. In some cases differences in the types of soil under a home contribute to greater foundation movement.
Get A Professional Opinion
Once you have identified the symptoms (structural damage), it is very important to get a professional assessment. Avoid contractors who use little data or provide an “opinion.” Our foundation repair specialists at Advanced Foundation Repair use data and proper analysis and will show you precisely how much work is needed to restore the home to previously condition.
Get Concrete Foundation Repair Solutions and Costs
Our foundation repair specialists will explain the problem with your foundation and will give you an estimate on the cost of repairs. The extent of the repairs and the materials used will determine the cost of the project ranging from a few thousand dollars to the tens of thousands. Depending on the area where your home is located, we will recommend the correct product for your repair.
If you think you have concrete foundation problems, it is important that you identify the symptoms of your structural damage, get the a precise inspection by a professional, such as those at Advanced Foundation Repair, and you get possible solutions for fixing your concrete foundation, as well as how much they will cost.
If you’d like to get a quote for your concrete foundation repair, contact us today!