When windows stick, especially in an older home, you might simply chalk it up to over-painting or simply the window system’s deterioration over time. When doors stick, you might think it’s just a combination of heat and humidity. But in both cases, the problem may actually be a floor or two below you.
That’s because for your windows and doors to operate properly, they require the framing they were installed in to remain straight and square. But when a home’s foundation fails, the entire house is affected. Walls and floors shift slightly — sometimes undetectable to the human eye — but enough that the windows and doors that sit in them no longer open and close freely. So, if that window just won’t open smoothly, or that door sticks when you try to close it, it may be time to call in an expert to have a look at your home’s foundation.
Diagnosing and Fixing the Problem
Foundation Recovery Systems offers a variety of solutions to permanently repair cracked, sinking foundations to prevent sticking windows and doors, including:
Our System Design Specialists are trained to expertly diagnose foundation problems. They use highly specialized equipment that allows them to develop a solution tailored to your home’s unique needs. By the time the inspection is over, you’ll know exactly what caused the problem, exactly what it will take to fix it permanently and exactly how much it will cost to do so.
Once a solution has been customized for your home, we pick a date for the job. At that time, a highly trained production crew will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.