Know the Interior Warning Signs of Foundation Damage

Foundation damage can be a very big issue and decrease the value of our home. Fortunately, some issues can be fixed early enough to prevent bigger, more expensive problems. It’s important for homeowners to be able to recognize the interior warning signs of foundation damage in order to prevent the issue from becoming worse.

If you notice any interior warning signs of foundation damage, contact our experts at L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. right away for your free inspection!

Foundation Settlement

A majority of homes will eventually face some sort of foundation issue at one point or another. If you’re lucky, you may not be in your house long enough to experience these issues.

Simply put, foundations are heavy! If your home’s foundation was not built on strong and sturdy ground, it can eventually settle and cause issues in the interior of your home.

The soils in the ground play a huge role when it comes to the support of your home’s foundation. Unfortunately, you cannot control the types of soils that your home was built on. Depending on which type of soil your home rests on, some can be more damaging than others.

Impacts of Shifting Soils on Your Foundation

Foundation settlement is primarily caused from the soils in the ground underneath shifting and become displaced from their original position. 

What causes soils to shift? Changing weather conditions can cause soils to expand and contract. During heavy rain storms, the soils become saturated with water and expand. During dry weather conditions, the soils contract. This constant expansion and contraction of the soils causes them to shift position and lose support for your foundation.

Know the Interior Signs

It’s important for homeowners to know the interior warning signs of foundation damage in order to know when to call in a professional. By catching the problem early, you can prevent a larger, more expensive issue in the future.

If you notice even the most subtle sign of damage, it doesn’t hurt to get a professional opinion to see if there is potential for more damage. L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. is happy to provide a professional opinion and give you a recommendation on what to do.

Wall Cracks

As the soils below the ground fail to support the weight of your foundation, it puts a great deal of stress on your home. As a result, it can lead to interior wall cracks. Some cracks can be very large and obvious, while other cracks can be small hairline cracks.

Regardless of the crack size, it’s important to keep an eye out for these cracks and monitor them to see if they grow. That will be a telltale sign that you have a foundation settlement issue.

Sticking Doors and Windows

If your doors and windows appear to be “sticking,” this is another interior sign of foundation damage. The pressure put on your foundation can put an uneven balance on your home and cause your windows and doors to jam.

Bowing Basement Walls

The pressure exerted on your home can cause your basement walls to bow or buckle inward. This can be devastating to your home’s structural stability and also cause an unsightly problem in your basement.

Rely on L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. for Interior Damage Repair

Our team at L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc, can provide a free inspection to evaluate your home’s situation and provide a recommendation for a solution. If you notice any of these interior warning signs on your home, contact our team at L.R.E Ground Services, Inc. for a free inspection!