Foundation Warning Signs
It's no secret that foundations repairs can be expensive. In fact if you Google "most expensive home repairs" foundation issues are in the top 10. Part of the problem comes from homeowners not keeping their foundations healthy (read more here) but there's also the issue of missing or ignoring warning signs.
Foundation issues don't run into the thousands of dollars overnight. If you regularly inspect your home for the following warning signs, and contact a foundation professional when you suspect issues, it will save you a lot of money and worry.
Drywall cracks are a common sign of foundation movement. Especially look for cracks coming off the corners of windows and doors.
When doors and windows become difficult to open or close, it's time to get your foundation checked. By the time you have gaps this big, some serious (and costly) damage has been done.
Stairstep cracking in brick or stucco is often a sign of foundation movement.
This may just look like a crack, but if it's horizontal there's a chance your wall may be bowing.
Not only does this look unsafe, but it also means something is moving!
Seeing any of these issues could mean your foundation needs some TLC. Get in touch with a foundation professional for an evaluation sooner rather than later. Your home, and your wallet, will thank you!
If you have questions or concerns about your foundation, give us a call!