Foundation concerns are problems that should not ignore. If these concerns are left unchecked, it can lead to significant structural damage and be highly costly. If you know what to look for, you may be able to help prevent a minor foundation problem from progressing into something significant!
1. Sticking windows and doors
When one's foundation moves even a tiny amount, you may begin noticing your doors and windows are difficult to open. This small amount of shifting in one's foundation can cause the frames around the window and doors to move as well.
2. Cracks in the floor
You may have a foundation concern if you begin to notice a straight-ish crack that runs wall-to-wall.
3. Uneven and bowing floors
Areas of the floor have begun to sink, heaved, or at a slope. Also, beware of floors that have separated from the wall.
4. Diagonal cracks: At the corners of doors and windows
This could be another possible sign of a foundation issue. Diagonal cracks that run along
5. Cracked and bowed walls
Cracked and bowed walls can also signify that you may have a foundation concern. If you have wallpaper on your walls and you begin to see a tear, which may be caused by the cracked or bowing wall underneath. You can also start to look for cracks between windows and doors. When your floors are not in sync with one another, it can cause your molding to crack or tear away from the wall or ceiling.
6. Wall Rotation
The soil underneath your home's exterior could get saturated with water. The weight of the building pushing down on the foundation causes the outside edge of the foundation to sink further into the soil. Wall rotation can be a severe issue for your foundation.
7. Stair step cracks (interior and exterior)
When the foundation begins to sink, it can often cause cracks in the bricks. Sometimes these cracks can run through the brick and mortar between them. However, this may only affect the mortar
8. Wall Separation
When your foundation moves, this may cause gaps to appear between your walls and ceiling. This can even cause separation between your floors and walls as well.
9. Porches and Chimney separation
A leaning chimney or detached porch could indicate signs of foundation failure
10. Water within the basement
When water begins to enter through the basement walls could be a sign of issues with your foundation.
Vesta Foundation Solutions is an award-winning Oklahoma City foundation repair contractor and crawl space waterproofing specialist founded in 2017. We repair over 40 homes a week ranging from concrete repair to dirt crawl space solutions. We service parts of Northwest Arkansas including Springdale, Fort Smith, Bella Vista, Fayetteville and other surrounding cities!
When it comes to the long-lasting stability of your home, it is crucial to have an experienced professional to call. Vesta is a company that understands the best practices that will help restore and protect your home's structural integrity. We provide free, no-obligation estimates in crawl space repair, foundation repair, concrete lift and leveling, and basement waterproofing.