Your home is your most important asset. It’s also where the heart is – where you live, where your family stays safe, where you welcome friends and family, and where you come together for celebrations. Be sure you are protecting your home’s structural integrity, so that you can avoid costly repairs for foundation repair and putting your loved ones at risk.
Understanding the Signs of Foundation Problems
Just like with your body’s health, being aware of key signs of foundation issues can protect your home’s health. Keep an eye out for:
- breakage in your exterior brickwork
- cracks around window and door frames
- cracks in the mortar between your bricks
- cracks in the foundation that are greater than 1/8 inch
- a sagging roofline
- bowing walls
- a leaning chimney
- a crooked garage frame
- sticking doors and windows
- cracking sheetrock
- gaps at the floor or ceiling
Any of these could lead to home foundation problems. When you see these signs of foundation issues, it is likely that your home is settling, and the foundation is deteriorating. The sooner you act on what you see, the better.
Causes of Foundation Problems
Foundation damage is mainly caused by fluctuating moisture in the soil surrounding the slab. While trees and plants improve your home’s curb appeal some have extensive root systems that require large amounts of moisture, which can impact the integrity of your home’s foundation. This often happens slowly over time, so knowing the age of your home can be an important factor in determining home foundation problems.
The Importance of Timely Foundation Repair
Because home foundation problems can impact the structural integrity of your home, repairs can become pricey. That’s why is important to be proactive and resolve foundational damage as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the more expensive foundation repair solutions can become.
Should you choose to ignore the issue altogether, you could spend tens of thousands of dollars to replace a failing foundation wall, put your family’s health and safety at risk, and potentially negate your home’s value altogether.
Professional Foundation Inspection/Repair
Professionals from the H2O Proof & Foundation Repair team will examine the interior and exterior of the home for signs of foundation issues, including any cracks, water damage, or other issues with the foundation or surrounding area they may see.
On-site at your home, we will also take some time to examine all of the walls, floors and doorways for anything that seems unstable or troubling. Once we have evaluated your home, we can recommend the right solution to protect your most important asset and address your foundation repair needs.
Our foundation repair solutions include installing wall anchors, floor supports, and other services to provide foundation stabilization for your home. These quality, affordable solutions that last use a push pier and/or helical pier system to repair foundation issues. Our pier systems are hot-dipped in galvanized steel to add additional corrosion protection and an extended life expectancy.
When you call the experienced team at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair, you save time, money, and heartache. We believe in doing things right the first time and value relationships with our customers. That’s why we craft every foundation repair solution to last.