Foundation repair sounds pretty serious, but it is a regular part of any home maintenance. Foundation repair comes up less often than other home repairs so it seems like a bigger deal than it is.
However, if you don’t take care of small foundation problems you could face bigger and costlier foundation issues down the road. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that signal it is time for you to look into getting your foundation repaired.
If you see cracks on your home’s exterior or on the inside walls you have a foundation issue. Specifically, this is indicative of your foundation settling off balance. You will see diagonal cracks in your brick exterior or on your drywall inside. This is a problem that can be fixed relatively cheaply, but if left to continue settling in this way it could cost you a lot more. Plus, cracks in your walls is aesthetically displeasing so get it fixed as soon as possible.
Stuck Windows and Doors
Have you noticed that your windows and/or doors are sticking a lot more than they used to, or are completely stuck shut? Besides cracks in the walls and on the outside brick, this is one of the most common signs that your foundation is settling wrong. The good news is that it is still early enough to repair your foundation without major cost or production.
If you notice gaps on your ceiling between the molding and your ceiling or around the caulking of your doors and/or windows, you are more likely than not experiencing a settling or shifting foundation. Luckily, this is a small problem and can be taken care of before it gets out of hand.
These are a few common things to look that indicate you are experiencing foundation problems. Don’t wait until it is too late to get repairs.
Please contact us if have any foundation concerns or issues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.