The foundation of your home is the part that supports everything else. That’s why when your foundation starts showing signs of weakness, it’s imperative to get it repaired as soon as possible. Here are four signs you need to look for before you get a home foundation repair crew to fix it.
1. Settling Foundation
Over time, gravity slowly alters your home and its foundation starts to align with the earth below. This is normal to a certain degree, but excessive settling can ruin your home’s foundation and lead to more problems. Windows and doors not shutting properly, or gaps showing between the frame and the wall opening, are some of the major signs that too much settling is taking place. Have your contractor assess this as soon as possible to prevent further problems that might put your household at risk.
2. Uneven Floors
As a full service general contractor, we have encountered many homeowners with problems such as uneven floor. Uneven floors are caused either by movement in the earth underneath, or a poor construction job. Fixes range vastly, depending on the degree of unevenness of your floor. Fixing this issue immediately will benefit you more in the long run.
3. Cracks in the Walls
Exposing your home to extreme temperature changes can cause your walls to crack and weaken your home’s foundation. Moisture can also cause your walls to crack and cause mold growth in between the cracks. You should contact your contractor as soon as possible to prevent further integrity damage to your walls. The longer you ignore the problem, the higher the chance the problem will get worse.
4. Sagging Floors
A sinking floor is typically a sign that the house is too heavy. It may also mean you have wood rot or decay underneath. In some cases, the contractor that installed the subfloors did a poor job. To prevent major structural damage, you should call a new contractor right away.
Korrect General Contracting, LLC offers trusted residential construction services that you can find in our area. We can address your issues regarding your home’s foundation. Call us at (817) 725-7769. We serve homeowners in Arlington, TX.