Is Your Home Crying Out For Foundation Repair?

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time,” said David Allan Coe. At Generocity Foundation Repair, we couldn’t agree more. Your home needs a strong foundation that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, sometimes foundations start breaking before they should, and when that happens, you’ll need to know what to look for. In this post, we look at three areas of the home that may contain signs of a failing foundation.

1. Your Windows and Doors Start performing and looking a little strange…

Windows and doors are perhaps our most helpful partners in detecting Foundation Repair. The first thing to look for is cracks in the sheetrock around your window or door frames. Next, check how hard it is to open or close them. In homes that have Foundation Repair, doors will typically scrape the floor and will be difficult to close. You may also notice gaps at the top or bottom of the door where it should meet the doorframe. Windows will begin to experience similar problems. They will be difficult to shut, and on the outside, the bricks may pull away from the window creating gaps.

2. You start to notice weird things going on with your floor…

Cracks in the floor slab of your home are a good indication of Foundation Repair. However, this sign is not easily detected because your floor slab is usually covered up by carpet, tile or other flooring materials. There are still a few things you can keep your eye out for. Damaged flooring like cracked tiles or hardwood reveals deeper floor slab problems. A few not-so-obvious signs are odd bugs and smells. You may notice centipedes, earwigs, and slugs crawling around. When it rains, a dirt smell may fill your home.

3. You Start to notice Areas with Water Around your Home…

The exterior of your home may also offer a few clues as to the condition of your foundation. In particular, check out the ground. Since water is the leading cause of foundation problems look for wet, soft spots. Some areas of your home may have standing water while others are relatively dry. This is a cause for concern because the ground in areas with increased water may shift faster causing an imbalance in your home’s foundation. Another sign to look for is cracks either in the ground around your home or the structure. This too indicates harmful shifts in the ground.

If you spot several of these signs in your home, you will need to contact a professional for further inspection. For all your foundation inspection and repair needs, contact Generocity Foundation Repair at 281-992-7522.

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