Spotting Home Foundation IssuesFoundation repair is a necessary part of any home maintenance plan, but one most homeowners don't typically worry about everyday. At PierMagic we have successfully saved homeowners thousands of dollars by making minor foundation repairs early, rather than waiting until a small issue turns into a major problem. So how to do you know if your home needs repair? We will explain some warning signs to look for. Remember that proactive foundation repair is much less expensive than reactive foundation problems.
- Doors and windows are sticking shut and do not open and shut like they used to. This is a pretty common sign that your foundation is settling.
- Cracks in the interior walls on the dry wall as well as cracks on the outside of your home, such as zig-zag cracks in a brick wall. This is another sure sign of house settlement. At PierMagic® our DynaPier® foundation piering system offers a lifetime fix for this issue.
- Gaps between crown molding and the ceiling. This is another thing to look for when it comes to your home's foundation.
- Gaps between caulking and windows or doors. This is typically caused by the home foundation settling and shifting.
- Sunken Floors or Sinking Foundation. If you notice the ground sinking near your foundation, this could potentially be a big foundation issue. Contact us right away for a free consultation.
- Patios that have pulled away from your home.
- Wall paper creases and wrinkles. As the walls shift due to foundation problems, the wallpaper will also shift, causing it to separate or rip.
- Nail pops – these are small, cracked circles where the nail pulls away from the drywall or sheet rock, exposing the nail head or pushing paint away from the wall.
- Sloping of floors. Incremental drops of an inch across a home's foundation are not a problem. But if your home slopes more than an inch every 15 to 20 feet, then you have some sloping issues that may require foundation repair.
- Bowed basement walls. If your basement walls are bowing in, this means that there could be some foundation problems caused by soil expansion. When the soil is wet it expands pushing against the foundation, as the soil dries it pulls back away from your foundation. This can cause weak areas that will eventually bow.
Contact PierMagic today for a Free Foundation Repair Consultation!