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Warning Signs of a Failing Foundation

There are warning signs that a foundation is settling. These signs can help our Ram Jack New England Project Manager in designing a system for your Cape Cod Foundation Repair.

Signs of Foundation Problems

One of the first signs will be one or more foundation wall cracks. While these types of vertical cracks may simply be non-structural shrinkage cracks that are caused by the concrete curing, it is important to have an expert in foundation repair look at them.

Sometimes a foundation failure may cause cracks in the basement slab. Our Project Manager will do a visual inspection of these cracks and note them on his drawing. He will also take elevations of your foundation walls and basement or crawl space floor. These elevations will aid him to understand what is happening with your foundation. By doing these elevations he also has a starting point to compare future elevations to see if the foundation is still settling.

Doors that are difficult to open and close are a common problem that homeowners with a failing foundation. Usually, the space at the top of the door and the door frame will point like an arrow to the area that has settled.

Windows that are difficult to open and close are another sign of a potential failing foundation. Sometimes the settlement is so severe that windows will crack.

Our Project Manager will visually look on the upper levels of your home for cracks in sheetrock walls and or plaster cracks.

Sometimes what he will see in the attic can help him know what is going on with your foundation.

Cracks in tile floors may also be an indication of a structural foundation problem.

On the exterior of the home – cracks in brick mortar joints or chimneys leaning away from the house may be an indication of foundation settlement. Sometimes the siding of the house will show a bow which will happen when a foundation is settling.

The Foundation Repair experts at Ram Jack New England of Cape Cod can assist you with any questions regarding bowed wall repair or foundation solutions.

More Symptoms of Foundation Problems

Another warning sign is when you talk to a neighbor and find out they had the same problem in the past but had their foundation fixed.

Sinkholes are sometimes a sign of trash pits and could be a sign of a failing foundation to come. Looking around the foundation of the home, some signs one might see would be cracks that are in the foundation walls and also cracks in sidewalks, patios, porches and garage floors.

Look at the landscaping around the home. Has it settled and now it is pitched toward the foundation? Is there signs of soil erosion or sometimes called washouts around the home?

Having one or more of these warning signs doesn’t mean your foundation is settling. It is important to have our expertly trained Project Manager look at it and report what he finds.

Make an appointment with Ram Jack New England if you are seeing evidence of foundation problems. You can also reach us immediately at (508) 232-4676.

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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.

An unwavering commitment to quality empowers each dealer to fully stand behind their products and services, guaranteeing comprehensive limited warranties that leave no room for uncertainty. When you choose Ram Jack, you can be confident that your house rests on a solid foundation backed by Ram Jack products and training, and the innovative Ram Jack System of Foundation Support.

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