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Why you shouldn't leave your foundation unrepaired

Last updated 5 years ago

Foundation failure is a serious issue that should be remedied by a foundation repair service as soon as possible. Allowing an aging or failing foundation to fall into disrepair can present home or building owners with many serious structural and safety problems. Take a look at some of the potential consequences of ignoring a failing foundation: 

Sinking Foundation

One of the most common types of foundation damage in North Texas is sinking foundation. Foundations sink when the soil beneath the foundation is no longer adequately supporting the weight of the building. However, foundation sinking can be promoted or exacerbated by other foundation problems that are left unaddressed. For example, preexisting problems with your foundation can encourage uneven settling, which ultimately leads to foundation sinking. This type of foundation damage can also cause other symptoms of foundation damage throughout the home. 

Warped Walls and Ceilings

As foundations age, they begin to change the structural composition of the rest of the home. One of the first places you may notice signs of prolonged foundation damage are your home’s walls and ceilings. Uneven settling causes your home’s structure to bend or rotate, which will lead to cracks forming throughout your home’s walls and ceilings. Warping can also cause your window and door frames to bend, which can make them harder to open and close.

Exterior Damage

Homes with brick exteriors will experience very visible signs of foundation damage. Cracks in the mortar between bricks will begin to appear along the damaged portion of the foundation. Sidewalks and other paved surfaces directly around the perimeter of your home will also be affected. 

To learn more about the consequences of foundation damage, contact the experts at Structured Foundation Repairs. We provide high-quality foundation repair services, including mudjacking, pier and beam installation, drainage correction and more. Visit us online or call (972) 484-1200.

 

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