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Signs of a Sinking Home

Last updated 4 years ago

Foundation troubles often occur gradually and may go unnoticed by an untrained eye. Learning the signs of a sinking home can help you recognize problems in time to schedule repairs and prevent more extensive damage. If you aren’t sure whether you might be experiencing foundation problems, call Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. to schedule a free home inspection.

Indoor Signs

There are a number of indoor signals that your home might be experiencing foundation problems. Slanting or cracked floors are a strong indicator that your home is settling unevenly. Other signs of foundation issues include cracks in the drywall of your home, particularly in corners and around doors and windows. If your doors and windows are “sticky” or hard to open and close, it could be due to warping of the frames caused by settling of your foundation. Check your home’s basement or crawlspace as well; cracks and leaks in these areas are additional signs of a sinking home.

Outdoor Signs

An outdoor inspection of your home can also provide clues as to whether your foundation might need repair. Foundation troubles actually cause more damage on the second story than the first, so examine the upper level of your home from outside. Cracks around doors and windows and under your eaves signify settling of your foundation. Horizontal cracks that are visible along your foundation mean serious trouble, so don’t hesitate to call in a professional if you see cracks along the bottom of your home. Cracks in steps and along the mortar work of bricks are other common indicators of foundation settling and movement.

Could your home be suffering from a shifting or damaged foundation? Don’t ignore the signs of a sinking home—let Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. evaluate the condition of your foundation and determine whether you can benefit from foundation repair in Dallas or Fort Worth. Click through our website or call (972) 484-1200 to speak with a knowledgeable staff member today.

 

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