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Foundations Problems and Your Health

How Foundation Problems May Cause Problematic Health Issues

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Your home’s foundation is the link between the place where you live and the ground below. Because of its proximity to the earth, your foundation is open to all kinds of elements, including moisture, shifting soil, and tree roots, just to name a few. As the soil below shifts, it may lead to cracks in the foundation or other foundation problems. While these may seem insignificant and unimportant, if mold develops in them, it can be detrimental to the health of anyone who lives in the structure.

Your Foundation and Mold

The moist, humid environment of soil below your home’s foundation makes it the perfect setting for mold growth. If your foundation is cracked, moisture may creep into the gaps, bringing mold with it. If the mold continues to grow, spores can spread from the foundation to damp areas throughout the home, including behind drywall, under floors, and in wet rooms. The best way to prevent mold from taking over in your home is to stop it before it starts This means taking care of even minute cracks and other foundation problems before mold has a chance to grow in them and spread elsewhere. If you notice cracks in the foundation or suspect foundation damage, make sure to call Ram Jack of Texas for a free inspection.

Mold and Your Health

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While not all mold causes health problems, some types are extremely toxic to humans, causing a variety of chronic health problems, including:

  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Coughing
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Respiratory issues
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions
  • General fatigue
  • Inflammation

If you see mold growing in your home, or suspect it could be, make sure to call a professional. If you suspect health issues associated with mold, check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and see a doctor.

The Solution to Your Foundation Problems and Mold Problem

If you are worried that your home may have foundation damage, call Ram Jack of Texas - Houston for a free consultation. Ram Jack of Texas offers a variety of repair services to ensure that your foundation and home are secure, while minimizing the chance of mold spreading to your home through the foundation.

Call (713) 597-8970 to learn more about our Houston foundation contractors.