It goes without saying that the foundations of your home are incredibly important. It’s important to identify and resolve any structural problems within your home quickly, especially when it comes to the foundation of your property. If there is an issue with the foundations in your home and you don’t do anything about it, it will worsen over time.
Not only will this mean that the problem will be more expensive (and time consuming) to fix, but it can also mean that you end up damaging your entire property, which in the worst case could be irreparable.
This means that it is vitally important that you do whatever you can to identify and then fix issues at the earliest stage. But how do you do this when you are no expert in property maintenance yourself?
To help you, we have put together a brief guide to the main signs of an issue with the foundations of your home:
Cracks in the wall
No-one ever wants to see a crack in their wall, especially since this can mean that there has been some damage to the foundations of your property. It isn’t always the case of course, however, it is vital that you get these cracks, even the really thin ones, checked out by a professional. The most common sign that there is a problem with your foundations is if you have large, stair shaped cracks in the walls of either the interior or exterior of your property.
These cracks are most obvious around windows, so this is always a good place to check out and then call a professional to have a look at the problem.
Leaking through the floor
A leak is another thing that you don’t want to see in your home, usually because they are down to a burst pipe somewhere in the walls of the house. If you notice that the leak is coming through the floor then this may be down to a problem with your basement. Basement waterproofing is vitally important as it makes sure that the moisture that can build up lower down in the ground, doesn’t penetrate through the walls and foundations of your property.
If there are leaks through the floor, call the professionals in to take a look at the basement area of your home. They will check for you whether there is a problem that needs to be fixed.
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Doors and windows that stick
If you have a door or a window that sticks when you try to open or close them, this is usually not something you would be too concerned about. However, doors and windows can stick due to the foundations shifting in the house. When they shift, the frames on the doors and the windows will shift too so it could be a sign of foundation damage.
It is vitally important that if you spot a problem indicating that you may have a foundation problem, you get it checked out. Ignoring the problem could mean that it gets worse and it could end up being a huge issue that you simply cannot afford to have fixed.