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Look Out For These Warning Signs Of Foundation Damage

Foundation damage is one thing you cannot afford to ignore, as it could mean serious danger for your home and its occupants if left to worsen. Most homeowners worry about the cost of foundation repair. However, think of it as an investment in maintaining your home’s value and overall appeal.

There are a number of things that could cause your home’s foundation to become damaged. What’s more important, however, is to know the warning signs of a damaged foundation so you can take the necessary action in good time. The following post lists and breaks down the critical telltale signs you need to watch out for:

9 Critical Signs of Foundation Problems

If you’re buying, selling, or just assessing the health of your home’s foundation, then you need to be able to identify the warning signs of foundation problems. If left unattended, a shifted or settled foundation can cause serious trouble across many parts of your house. Learn the warning signs of real foundation problems before you need serious repair.

  1. Cracks
  2. Misaligned Doors and Windows
  3. Sloped Floors
  4. Separated Wood Floors and Popped Tiles
  5. Separated Baseboards and Crown Molding
  6. Rotated Wall
  7. Bowing Walls
  8. Space in the Ceiling
  9. Wet Crawl Space or Basement

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As discussed in detail in the post, cracks are probably the most common warning sign of foundation damage. Residents of areas that experience very high temperatures know that cracks the chances of foundation cracks forming as a result of the summer heat are pretty high. That’s why mitigation measures such as hosing around the foundation to keep the soil around the home wet is quite popular.

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However, foundation damage is not limited to the hot months. Wet and cold weather could do just as much damage. The following post looks at what heavy rains could mean for a home’s foundation:

How Heavy Rains Can Cause Foundation Damage

Lots of people hate the rain because it means getting wet, outdoor activities being canceled, and being stuck inside when you’d rather be enjoying the sunshine. But worse than that, some people rightly hate the rain because it’s causing serious foundation damage in their homes. While a little rain usually isn’t a problem, homes with improper drainage are in fact susceptible to severe foundation problems, and something as seemingly minor as heavy rain can be enough to cause damage. Read full post at Eden Structural…

The main point here is that once your foundation becomes damaged, no matter how minor it is, you can only expect a downward spiral. It would be best to assume that anything that could cause the damage to get worse, will. The sooner you get it fixed, the better (and cheaper).

cost of foundation damage

When buying a home, it’s important to look out for any signs of foundation damage. Foundation issues could end up costing you a lot of cash to repair. The following post highlights some of the things you may have to deal with if your newly purchased home has foundation issues:

Dangers of Buying a House with Foundation Problems

Finding your dream home is a daunting task that takes months or even years. And when you finally see “the one,” finding out that it has foundation problems can be so heartbreaking.

There are a number of risks and dangers that you’ll have to take if you decide to go ahead and buy the house despite the issues. Often, these issues can be easily dealt with and the cost, stress, and time involved may be worth it.

However, understanding what you are up against before signing a sale agreement, will make the process easier. So, before you do anything, ensure that you hire a professional structural inspector to inspect and advise you accordingly. Read full post at Building Inspection Austin…

This is no way means that you should immediately strike a home off your list because it has foundation problems. A more reasonable approach would be to get a foundation repair expert to examine the home so you know just how serious the damage is and what it would cost you to have it fixed.

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If you notice any warning signs of foundation damage in your home, it’s important to work with experts to get it fixed right the first time. Texas Foundation Pros works with G.L. Hunt who has been providing professional foundation repair services that are second to none for the last 30 years. Call us today on (469) 620-1032 or fill the contact form on our website for your free estimate.

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