It’s all too easy to miss the symptoms of a foundation in need of repair—and that can be an expensive mistake. That’s why you should always have the common indicators of a structural issue checked out by a foundation repair professional as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common warning signs of an underlying foundation problem.
Doors that stick.
If you find that one of the doors in your house is starting to stick whenever you try to open it, it could be an indicator of an underlying foundation issue. If you consistently have trouble getting a door to latch, it may be a cause for concern. It may mean that the slab foundation under your house is shifting, causing the frame to twist.
When a window refuses to budge, it’s easy to dismiss the problem as minor. However, a window that either sticks or will not close all the way could be a sign of a foundation problem. As with a sticking door, a stubborn window with no apparent cause can be related to a shifting foundation.
Cracks in wall.
Foundation movement often causes walls to crack, so keeping an eye out for any new cracks in your walls can be beneficial. Not all cracks indicate problems, but some are worth paying attention to—particularly those that appear above doorways, near windows, or near where a wall meets the ceiling. Brick and tile cracks can also be good warning signs.
At Structured Foundation Repairs, we use engineer-approved methods to provide our customers with professional foundation repair, including drainage correction and pier and beam repair. We are proud to provide high-quality services to the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. You can schedule a free evaluation by contacting our friendly team today at (972) 484-1200.