Cracks in the home, uneven windows, or water leakage are major signs that your home may have foundation problems. If that’s the case for you don’t worry; there are ways to save your home from becoming a major issue for your home. If you’ve seen any of these five signs of foundation problems, you can call us at 734-432-5111 to schedule a free appointment for an estimate.
Some consider sloping floors to be charming but it can also be a sign that you have a problem with the foundation in your home. Sloping in the floors can indicate that your home’s foundation is settling due to poorly compacted soil below the foundation. If you are noticing that your floors are sloping, be sure to call a reputable foundation repair company to take a look to diagnose the problem.
Cracks in Walls and Ceilings
Not all cracks are created equal. There are structural and non-structural cracks that can appear in your home. The structural cracks are those cracks that appear near the corners of doors and windows and they are a clear indicator of foundation problems.
Stair Step Cracks in Brick
If you see a stair step pattern in your brick walls, this is a clear sign that there is settling going on underneath your home. These cracks will typically be a combination of horizontal and vertical cracks that gives the cracks their name, stair step. This could also be an indication that your foundation is going through the growing pains that is natural but if the cracks are wider than a half inch you should call in an expert to take a look and evaluate the situation.
Doors and windows won’t open or close
Sticky doors and windows can be bothersome and drive you crazy but that stickiness can also be a sign that your foundation is settling. If your foundation has settled deep enough, your options include underpinning or piering. You can find out more information about underpinning and piering by visiting our main site. If you have questions or concerns about the process please contact us through our form or call us at 734-432-5111.
Chimney is Cracked
If your chimney appears to be leaning or is cracked, you have a house settlement problem which translates to a foundation problem. Signs of foundation problems visible at your chimney include cracks, gaps, and even leaning. When your chimney shows these signs you should consult with a foundation repair specialist as soon as possible.
When it comes to your home and it’s foundation, be sure to take these signs seriously and contact professionals who are experienced with these foundation issues. Contact Intech Anchoring today for to schedule an appointment for an estimate today.