Signs and Symptoms of Foundation Problems

Foundation problems typically don’t manifest themselves suddenly (though, in rare cases — such as after a heavy rainstorm — they can). Instead, they worsen slowly, often going unnoticed for years or even decades. But before you notice a cracked basement or crawlspace wall, there may be other signs of foundation problems that can be seen throughout your home. These can include:

Footing Settlement

Crawlspace Issues

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Settlement Sinking

If you start to notice symptoms of settlement sinking around your home, this is a telltale sign that there may be issues with the structural integrity of your foundation.

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Sticking Doors & Windows

If your doors or windows appear to be sticking and are difficult to open, this could be a sign of foundation settling. As the foundation settles, it puts more pressure on your doors and windows, causing them to stick.

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Wall Crack

Wall cracks, either internal or external, are one of the easiest symptoms to spot of foundation issues. If your foundation is settling, it can cause the walls to crack as it becomes less supportive to the weight of your home.

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Sagging Crawl Space

As your foundation settles, it becomes less supportive of the weight of your home. This can cause the floor joists in your crawl space to become weak and start to bow or sag, which causes it to sink.

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Uneven Floor

The severity of an uneven floor can vary, but if you start to notice any odd slopes or slants in your floors, this could be a sign of issues with foundation settlement.

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Floor Cracks

Floor cracks are one of the most obvious signs of foundation issues. If you start to notice any cracks in the floors of your garage, this is a clear sign of foundation settlement

NSquare can diagnose and repair foundation issues and fix them permanently. So, if you notice any of these signs, contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate. Remember: foundation problems don’t get better with time. They get better with us.

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