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Foundation FAQ's

 As a homeowner, you protect the things that you can see inside and outside your house. Knowing what's underneath is even more important as it holds the structural foundation of your home. The foundation walls, piers, and retaining walls are there to provide a stable base for the rest of the home. If any of these are failing to do their job, the structural integrity of the home is compromised. And, the longer problems are neglected the more costly the repair may become.

What causes foundation problems?

Foundation problems can be caused by the changing conditions of the soil under your home. Expansive soils, such as clay, absorbs moisture causing it to expand, and then shrinks as it dries. This can cause foundations to move, settle and crack. Also, termite damage to floor joist and framing can cause symptoms of a failing foundation. We look for all possible conditions under your home.

Why do I have cracks near the corner of my doors and openings?

A foundation pier under that area of your home could be failing. Unable to support the weight of the home, stress cracks will start to appear at the corners of doors, windows, and wall openings. Getting a proper inspection of your home's foundation, structure, and soil moisture content can

provide the answer you need.

How do I know if my home's foundation is failing?

Inside the house, you may be noticing cracks in your walls and ceilings, gaps around doors and windows, sticking doors and windows, or sloped floors. Outside, you could have stair-step cracks in the brick walls, cracks in concrete floors and foundation. These could be signs that your home's foundation is not properly supporting the load of the house. We can inspect your home and foundation to determine the cause and provide a proper solution to fix the issues.

Does the weather have anything to do with my house settling?

Seasonal Weather Changes - dry and wet weather cycles - produce a constantly changing soil bed under your home’s foundation. The expansion and contraction of the soil can weaken the support for your foundation resulting in settling and cracking.

Can my foundation be repaired without doing more

damage to the walls, ceilings, or bathroom tile?

The solution for a sloping floor or cracked wall typically requires lifting the section of the house where the failed foundation is located. Sometimes, damage to existing walls can be done by lifting that section of the house. Tile, especially in older homes, is extremely easy to break. We appreciate your home's character and features and take extra precaution to minimize additional damage to your home.

Contact us for a free on-site evaluation and repair quote.

We are a Veteran Owned Business and would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

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