Know the Symptoms of Foundation Problems

No matter if you live in a brand new home or an older home, all houses are bound to run into some sort of foundation issue at some point. A lot of newer homeowners are under the impression that they won’t have any foundation issues since their house is newer.

Unfortunately this is not the case and it’s important for all homeowners to know what symptoms of foundation problems to look out for in order to protect their home.
Foundation problems show both interior and exterior signs of damage. It’s a good idea to periodically check the interior and exterior of your home to try and identify any signs of foundation issues.

If you’re not sure whether or not your home has an issue, L.R.E Ground Services, Inc. is able to provide a free inspection and recommendation for your home.

Interior Symptoms

Foundation damage can show many different signs on the inside of your home. Although some symptoms may be more subtle than others, it’s important to catch the problems early before they become worse and more damaging.

Sticking Doors and Windows

If you notice your doors and windows starting to stick, this is a common sign of foundation issues. As your foundation settles into the ground, it puts pressure on your door and window wells and can cause them to be difficult to open.

Wall Cracks

Interior wall cracks are a very common sign of foundation issues. Whether big or small, if you notice any wall cracks in your home, it’s important to get it inspected immediately. Even if the crack is small, it could get bigger over time and create more problems.

Sinking Floors

Foundation settlement can cause the floors inside your home to sink. As your foundation settles further into the ground, the structural stability of your home is compromised and can result in sinking floors inside your home.

Bowing Walls

Foundation settlement can put a great deal of stress on your home’s structure and impact your basement walls. As a result, your basement walls can bow or buckle inward from the pressure put on them caused by your settling foundation.

Nail Pops

The pressure put on your home from foundation settlement can put stress on your home’s walls, resulting in nail pops. This happens when the nails in your sheetrock or drywall pop through your home’s interior walls and create an unsightly problem.

Exterior Symptoms

There are many different exterior symptoms that can appear on your home as a result of foundation settlement. Knowing these symptoms is important in order to try and catch them early and prevent the problem from becoming worse.

Wall Cracks

Just as wall cracks can appear on the inside of your home, they can also appear on the outside. If you notice any cracks in your brick or stucco, this is something you won’t want to ignore. These exterior wall cracks are a sign of foundation settlement and will only get worse if left untreated.

Tilting Chimney

If your home has a chimney, it can be impacted from foundation settlement. As your foundation settles into the ground, it can cause your chimney to settle as well and start to tilt or pull away from your home.

Collapsing Retaining Wall

Foundation problems can impact your retaining wall and cause them to bow or buckle. Collapsing retaining walls can be unsightly and can impact your landscaping, so it’s important to keep an eye out for any signs of collapsing retaining walls.

Avoid Foundation Problems with Help from L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc.

Foundation damage can be very detrimental to your home’s value. Avoid foundation problems with solutions from L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. We offer free inspections and can recommend the best possible solution for your home.

Contact us today for your free inspection for foundation repair!