A solid home foundation is very important because severe damage can eventually lead to walls caving in. It’s not always easy to spot signs of home foundation problems because they can appear to just be minor issues at first. Here are five signs of home foundation problems.
Basement/Crawl Space Moisture
If you notice that there is moisture accumulation in your basement or crawl space, this can be a sign of home foundation problems. A leaky basement can cause musty smells to form in the home, mold growth, and can even cause floors to sag and become uneven. Water often gets into the basement and crawl space from foundation cracks.
Certain bugs are attracted to moisture and if you see them in your basement, that means they likely got into your home through a crack in the your home’s foundation. Bugs like centipedes, pill bugs, and silverfish are just some that are attracted to wet basements.
If your doors seem to be crooked and they weren’t that way before, this could be because of home foundation problems. When the foundation settles, shifts, or cracks, it can cause the doors to shift as well. Crooked doors can also be a result of moisture problems in the basement or crawl space.
Water Under the Home
Gutter and downspout systems are used to move rainwater away from the home rather than letting it get inside. If these systems aren’t working properly, they won’t be able to drain water properly. This can cause water to accumulate underneath the house which can lead to home foundation problems.
As mentioned before, moisture accumulation in the basement or crawl space of your home can cause floors to sag and become uneven. In addition to this, shifting soil and humidity from water seepage are also reasons for the floors to become saggy. Basement waterproofing is a good way to avoid this possibility.
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