6 Signs of House Foundation Damage Problems
Signs of a Damaged Foundation
In areas were drought is prominent, it can also place your foundation at risk. Dryness can cause the soil to shrink and pull away from your foundation. Air cracks can occur under the foundation causing it to sink or settle.
Here is a list of signs that your foundation is damaged:
1. Misaligned doors and windows in your home.
2. Cracked bricks or brick mortar.
3. Sloped Floors.
4. Sheetrock cracks or molding separation.
5. Plumbing problems.
6. Cracked tiles.
List of Ways to Prevent and Repair Damaged Foundations
• Maintain moisture content around the perimeter to prevent soil shrinkage.
• Maintain proper drainage content around perimeter to prevent soil heaving and expansion.
• Make sure all crawl spaces are property ventilated to stop root systems from taking moisture from foundation area.
• If necessary, install steel or concrete pilings to support an unstable foundation.
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