Keeping your home’s foundation in great shape is very important to ensuring the longevity of your home and the safety of your family. But how do you know when your foundation is experiencing problems? Here are the top three indicators that you may have some serious foundation problems that require immediate repair.
1. Foundation Cracks
Foundations carry a lot of weight, but they are designed to withstand large amounts of pressure when the foundation is functioning properly. However, if your foundation shifts even slightly, then your home may settle incorrectly, resulting in a crack in your foundation. Whether you observe these cracks in your foundation wall outside of the home or in your basement, it’s important to talk to a foundation expert soon.
2. Water Collecting Near Foundation
If you notice pools of water or mud near the foundation of your home, then your yard has likely developed a drainage issue. Proper drainage near the base of your home is essential to preventing water from seeping underground and eroding your foundation walls. Drainage correction can help keep water from collecting near your home’s foundation.
3. Damp Basements or Crawlspaces
Your crawlspace and basement should be fairly dry most of the time. However, if you notice leaks, mold growth, or other signs of moisture entering your foundation, then call a foundation repair expert immediately. Leaky basements are not only bad for your home, but can also lead to a slew of health problems for you or your family.
If you suspect your home’s foundation is damaged, then contact Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. We specialize in all types of foundation repair, including pier and beam installation, drainage correction, and mudjacking. For more information on our services, call Structured Foundation Repairs at (972) 484-1200 to speak to one of our foundation repair experts.