Many homeowners need to give their basements more thought. Repairs to the home’s foundation are not usually the first thing homeowners consider when making a significant investment. However, knowing the signs of foundation problems before they become severe disasters is vital. Here are a few signs that your home’s basement requires structural repairs.
Cracks Within Your Walls
Cracks in your walls can emerge for a variety of causes. If you live in a humid climate, the moisture in the air might cause cracks in your walls over time. Water damage to your roof can also cause wall fissures.
Cracks in the exterior walls are usually always an indication of foundation failure. The brick siding may become uneven as the soil changes beneath the home and the structure adjusts. When viewing the exterior of your property, look for long, horizontal cracks and cracks in the steps. Vertical fissures show that the wall is rotating, implying a foundation problem.
Uneven Floors In Your Home
Your floors will shift when your foundation alters. If your living room floor is soft, you can easily roll a ball along it. A tape measure can be used to determine this. Examine the floors in several rooms and along the walls in several spots. Uneven floors may also indicate sinking beams or joists in your home, but you should repair this issue regardless. Water can also seep through and distort your floors if waterproofing is inadequate.
Your Basement Retains Moisture
Moisture in crawl spaces or a wet, leaky basement is common in homes with foundation problems. Water penetrates through cracks, causing foul odors, mildew development, uneven floors, and sagging floorboards.
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