How to Fix Foundation Problems
Owning a home can come with some pretty costly repair work when issues pop up, not the least of which are foundation problems. Not all foundation issues are necessarily expensive if they’re recognized early enough, and an expert like a custom home builder or remodeling contractor with experienced work as a foundation contractor will know both how to spot and how to fix foundation problems when they arise.
If your home has been subjected to water, fire, wind damage, or other issues that compromise its structure, it may also be suffering from foundation damage and need foundation repair. It’s important to know the difference between actual, serious foundation problems vs settling that naturally happens as time goes on so that you can be aware of warning signs and get them taken care of quickly by someone who knows how to fix foundation problems.
Is There an Issue?
So what are some of the signs that may signal damage to your home’s foundation? As time goes on and a house settles, you may start to notice a little bit of unevenness in the flooring. That, in itself, isn’t anything to be concerned over; but if previously functional windows and doors begin to jam or won’t latch properly, that can be one of the first indications of a problem. Cracks in foundations may also cause cracks to develop in walls, especially in areas where the walls meet the ceiling and over doors and windows. If you have tiled floors, foundational issues will often cause cracks in the tile, as well.
If you look at your home from the outside, you might see signs of damage on the exterior walls. In some cases of damage where the walls are not being given proper support by the foundation, walls may start to lean enough that it becomes visible. Chipping and flaking on the foundation is often the result of deterioration, and a deteriorating foundation will need to be fully replaced rather than simply patched.
If noticeable signs arise, have them addressed by a professional who can truly identify them for what they are and provide you either with reassurance or with answers about how to repair the situation.
Don’t let the integrity of your home be compromised by foundational flaws! Call the team of experienced professionals at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!