For both new and old homes alike, you should make sure that you are mindful of the condition of your foundation. There are many warning signs of a worn-out foundation, and some are more subtle than others. Here are three signs of foundation trouble that you should look out for in order to make sure that you get the proper repairs done to your home.
Crooked Doors and Windows
If you have noticed that your doors or windows sit awkwardly or don’t seem to fit in their frames, then it is likely not a mistake from construction but a sign of foundation problems. All windows and doors are designed to fit inside their frame, and they should be neither too tight or too loose. Any sign of unevenness should be looked at by a professional, because it means that your house could have shifted from a weakening foundation.
One of the clearest signs of issues with your foundation would be noticeable cracks in the foundation itself. If you do see cracks, it is a cause for real concern. Since the foundation is critical to your home’s infrastructure, it should never have signs of damage such as cracks, crumbling or moisture. Additionally, if you notice cracks in your interior walls it could point to foundation problems, However, wall cracks could also be a sign of water damage coming from somewhere else in your home.
One of the chief causes of foundation issues is poor water drainage. Therefore, it is important to have an inspector look at your property for potential drainage issues. To give your home a quick look for yourself, you can check to see if there are unusual dry or wet spots. Look for an unusually dry spot, that should have been wet from a recent rainfall for instance, or a spot that is wet even though it hasn’t been raining. These are signs that your grade is uneven which is causing water flow to gravitate to the wrong places.
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