Does Foundation Repair Make For a Perfectly Level House?

If you have casually taken a level to your floors and found that it is not level in more or more areas, you may think that it is time for a foundation repair. In truth, wildly off level homes may need correction, but even if you just had foundation repair done, your home may still not be perfectly level.

Does Foundation Repair Make For a Perfectly Level House?

In foundation terms, anything within 7/10 of an inch is considered fine. Typically, even if you just had your home leveled because there was a problem, anything outside of perfect level is from construction. When your foundation is poured, it can come out as uneven because it was poured thicker in some areas or it had higher levels of moisture exposure when it was poured – as in the day was more humid than the previous. There are other things that can affect the level of a home as well. Piers are subject to shifting with weather conditions and you may have more serious problems like expansive clay soil that can effect level. Typically, unless your home is an inch or more off level, you don’t need to be too concerned. You won’t notice much difference in just a slightly off level home and typically it doesn’t cause too serious of damage.

However, if you notice that your home is becoming uneven and increasingly so, then that is an issue that needs addressed. Contact us today to see what Steady House Foundation Repair can do to get your home back on a steady foundation. While a slightly off level home isn’t serious, a home that is rapidly off level or is changing its degree of leveling is a very serious matter that will need to be addressed. We can help you get to the root cause of the issue so that we can make the right repair.

by Steady House Foundation Repair Blog

What a Foundation Inspection Entails

We have stressed the importance of having regular foundation inspections done in order to catch problems early and repair them when the costs are at their lowest. However, most homeowners don’t actually know what goes on during a foundation inspection.

What a Foundation Inspection Entails

If you own a home on a slab, a foundation inspection is often a lot of what you would expect. The inspector comes out and walks the exterior of the home looking for and evaluating cracks in the slab, brick, or fascia board. However, if you have a pier and beam foundation, then the inspection is a little different. The inspector will need to enter your crawlspace in order to evaluate the piers, beams, joists, and check for any excess moisture that could be causing damage. They may also find a few plumbing problems that may need to be repaired as well.

Regardless of which foundation you have, after the exterior check, they will want to do an interior check to look for crack in the flooring, walls, and ceiling. Finally, the inspector will take measurements of your home to determine if there are any uneven areas. Typically they will give priority to areas in which there are signs of uneven foundation such as exterior or interior cracking.

Once this is done, the inspector will give you the full rundown of their findings. They will not only tell you what needs immediate repair, but point out any areas that may become a problem later and need to be monitored. This can help you keep an eye on your own home and will help you evaluate how soon a foundation repair may be needed in the future.

If you believe your foundation is having issues and need an inspection or a repair to be made, contact us today to see how Steady House Foundation Repair can help you keep a steady home.