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Signs of Foundation Problems in Dallas

Know When to Call Our Foundation Repair Professionals

The foundation under your home is not something you pay a lot of attention to, but it should be. If a foundation starts suffering damages big or small, it should be taken seriously. Foundation damage could jeopardize the stability of your entire home. With a careful eye, you can identify a few telltale warning signs. These signs indicate that your foundation is in need of repair sooner than later.

To get a professional’s eye on your home’s foundation, though, turn to Ram Jack Texas - North Texas. Our team is trained to spot even the slightest signs of foundation damage. We can recommend a cost-effective fix. You can’t take chances with foundation repairs. Go with the name people have trusted for decades. Go with Ram Jack®.

Dial (972) 992-1860 to schedule a foundation inspection or repair in Dallas today.

Common Warning Signs of Foundation Damage

If you see any of these problems, your home might be experiencing foundation damage:

  • Misaligned doors. Doors that stick when you try to open or close them are often indicators. Sticking often happens when the entire foundation has begun to shift. The same is true if you notice a door that doesn’t line up with its striker plate affixed to the doorjamb.
  • Cracked and separated bricks. If your home has exposed brickwork, you should inspect it often. Issues with bricks are a great way to identify the first signs of foundation damage. Unexplained cracks and separations in the bricks can show that the foundation is shifting.
  • Cracked and separated windows. A random crack in a windowpane can be a sign of foundation damage. Your windows should also fit snuggly in the wall. Any separation between the window frame and the rest of the wall is another warning sign.
  • Cracked and separated fireplaces. Homes equipped with fireplaces have an additional means of exposing foundation damage. The bricks or mortar work in your fireplace should be uniform and clean. Cracks and separation indicate foundation problems are beginning.
  • Separated interior walls. A major indicator of foundation damage is a separation that forms between an interior wall and the ceiling or floor. If you notice this issue, please contact us at (972) 992-1860 right away.
  • Out-of-level countertops. Place a tennis ball on a countertop that should be flat and level. If it starts to roll one direction or another, beware. There is likely significant foundation damage under your home. For more precise science, use a carpenter’s level.
  • Sloped floors. You can also use the tennis ball or level test on your floor. Any slope, no matter how minor, could be an indicator of a foundation problem that needs attention.
  • Continual slab plumbing leaks. There are pipes that run inside and under the foundational slab of your home. When the foundation shifts or breaks, these pipes can also be affected. Have you have called a plumber multiple times for slab leaks in the last couple years? You should call on Ram Jack Texas - North Texas next.

10-Year Foundation Inspection

Foundation damage can occur in any home, new or old. However, they are far more common in older homes. If your home is at least 10 years old, you should schedule a foundation inspection. This is true whether or not you have seen signs of foundation damage. Years of shifting soil and intrusive tree roots can still affect your foundation without showing any external signs.

Foundation Warning Signs FAQ

How do I know if cracks are a sign of foundation damage?

Hairline cracks of 1/16 of an inch are common on most buildings, but horizontal cracks are often a sign of trouble.

What kind of soil can cause the most foundation damage?

Soils rich in clay are usually the biggest threat to a foundation because they absorb water easily.

Should I waterproof my basement to protect my foundation?

In most cases yes! Water and moisture in a crawl space or basement is a leading cause of foundation problems.

My home has passed the 10 year mark. Should I have it inspected?

Yes! We recommend a foundation inspection for any home that has passed the 10 year mark.

Are my drywall cracks a sign of foundation problems?

If cracks in your drywall are occurring near windows, doors, or floors, this may be a sign of foundation problems.

Are sloping floors commonly caused by foundation shifting?

Yes. Although it could be a structural problem in your crawlspace, it is more likely a sign of foundation movement. A professional inspection can clarify the real cause.

Get all the DFW foundation services you need by contacting Ram Jack Texas - North Texas at (972) 992-1860 today!

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Pricing Factors

The cost of foundation repair varies greatly depending on the extent of the damage and the type of service needed. These factors can include the following:

  • Soil Conditions – The type of soil your home is built on can significantly impact the foundation repair cost.
  • Size of Your Home – The size of your home will also affect the foundation repair cost. Larger homes require more materials and labor, so expect to pay more for repairs in larger homes.
  • Type of Foundation – The foundation used on your home can drastically impact the repair cost.
  • Extent of Foundation Damage – The extent of damage to your foundation will also determine the cost of repairs. Cracks, bowing walls, and sinking floors require different repairs and vary greatly in cost.

At Ram Jack, we provide accurate, personalized estimates and long-term solutions for all your foundation problems. Our experienced foundation repair specialists can inspect your home, provide an accurate estimate for your foundation repair cost, and handle the project to ensure the job is done correctly.

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Guaranteed Reliability

At local franchises, customer satisfaction takes top priority, and they demonstrate this by offering lifetime limited warranty coverage. They go the extra mile to provide customers peace of mind by installing steel piles specifically designed to remain stable. If you have concerns about foundation movement, our dedicated dealers will promptly inspect, adjust, or replace a pile and its associated bracket as necessary. Moreover, they will thoroughly assess your property for any signs of soil movement beyond their previous work.

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