Your foundation is what keeps your home standing tall and stable, which is why it is so important to take care of it. Being aware of the problem signs can help you catch issues with your foundation before they get much worse. At Foundation Recovery Systems, we work hard to ensure that your foundation is structurally secure. Problems with your foundation can affect your home’s crawl space or basement, as well as concrete.
Common Foundation Problem Signs
There are several problem signs that homeowners should be aware of so they can catch the issue before it becomes worse and more costly. Because your foundation is what forms the very structure of your home, maintaining its health is extremely important to protect you, your family, and your livelihood.
Cracked and Tilted Chimney
A major sign of foundation settlement is a cracked or tilting chimney that appears to be pulling away from your home. As your foundation starts to settle, these cracks along your chimney may occur. If ignored, this problem can become so bad that the entire structure of your home’s chimney is at risk. If you notice that your chimney is cracked and pulling away from your home, then you need to contact a foundation repair expert as soon as possible.
As your foundation settles, materials that aren’t flexible – like concrete and brick – will start to shift and crack. This leads to damage to virtually all parts of your home’s foundation. The external cracks typically run up along the structure of your home, particularly where there is brick or concrete. If you notice externally cracked bricks, then it is highly likely that your home is suffering from foundation damage.
Floor and Wall Gaps
Other signs of foundation settlement include floor and wall gaps. When pressure is placed on your foundation’s wall, the pressure may cause the formation of floor and wall gaps. These gaps have the potential to let external elements – such as water – seep inside your home’s foundation, where it will slowly start to break down the wooden and concrete structures of your home’s foundation. If you notice gaps between your walls and floor, an expert should be called to assess the problem.
Don’t Suffer from Foundation Damage Any Longer. Our Experts Can Help!
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we are very familiar with the Des Moines, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis areas and the cities surrounding them. Our team is familiar with the humid climate, as well as the soils that range from rich clay to silty-clay loam. Our team of skilled technicians is also equipped with all the proper solutions to repair any damage done to your home’s foundation. Ignoring signs that your foundation is faltering can mean more damage and more money spent in the future. Our technicians provide no-obligation inspections that cost absolutely nothing to you. That way, you can be certain there is a problem before money is spent and work is performed. If you suspect trouble with your home’s foundation, contact us!