If your home is built on Texas soil, there are several possible reasons why your foundation might be sinking, starting with the soil itself. The dirt beneath your foundation directly affects the structural integrity of your home, so a knowledge of the soil types under your home’s foundation is very important. Soils move up and down because of shrink and swell cycles; they swell up when they absorb water and shrink when they dry out. Drainage is also critical to the stability of your home’s foundation. Some types of soil drain well and are stable, other types can shift due to poor drainage, causing your foundation to rest on uneven soil and resulting in cracks that compromise the integrity of your home’s foundation.
How to Spot a Sinking Foundation
Foundation sinking in Dallas can occur if the foundation of your home due to the types of soil in north Texas. A sinking foundation is a problem that can cause a host of other costly problems for your home, so it needs to be addressed as soon as possible if you notice signs that your foundation may be sinking/ settling. Some signs that you may have a problem include:
- Your home looks “crooked” as if it is slanting to one side
- Windows and doors start becoming jammed or misaligned
- Sloping floors
- Visible cracks in the interior walls of your home
- Foundation cracks in exterior walls
- Brick cracks, broken brick, or brick separation
- Buckling in the floors
- Gaps between walls that should meet
- Separation of a chimney from an exterior wall
Steps To Fixing A Sinking Foundation
Repairing a foundation that is beginning to settle or sink is not a DIY project. You will need a detailed inspection by a foundation repair professional. Advanced Foundation Repair has decades of experience diagnosing and correcting home foundation sinking in Dallas. We can tell you the cause of, and provide a solution for, any foundation problem. Each home’s foundation resolution will be unique to that home and property, and our experienced team of foundation professionals can tell you what is required to fix the issue(s) with your home’s foundation.
At Advanced Foundation Repair, we understand Texas weather and soil conditions and how they can affect your home’s foundation. We provide local homeowners with detailed, precise foundation inspections that identify any foundation issues with your home. With our Advanced Pro-Lift Technology we will quickly and professionally eliminate any issues with your foundation. Our easy payment and financing options make repairing your foundation affordable, and transferable lifetime warranties mean your foundation problems can be fixed for life. For stellar customer service and top quality foundation repair, call Advanced Foundation Repair in Dallas when you are faced with sinking foundation problems