Signs You May Need Foundation Repair
Sixty percent of all homes on expansive soils suffer from foundation distress. The problem occurs when only part of the foundation heaves or settles, causing cracks and other damage to occur. Differences in the soil’s moisture is to blame for this type of movement. Loss or gain of soil moisture can cause serious shrinkage or swelling as well.
If the frame of a house does not begin to distort until after three or more years of satisfactory performance, it is doubtful that the distortion is caused by full-depth foundation settlement, which is always evidenced by matching cracks. Cracks occur at each side of a portion of the foundation wall that is undergoing downward movements caused by soil bearing failure.
Exterior Warning Signs
Exterior warning signs can be misleading because they can mimic many other distresses apart from foundation troubles. Make sure to call the experts at James Bond Complete Foundation Repair for a proper diagnosis. Here are some signs that will occur on the outside of the house that can clue you into foundation troubles:
- Wall rotation
- Separation around garage door, windows and/or walls
- Cracked bricks
- Broken and/or cracked sidewalk
- Displaced moldings
Interior Warning Signs
If you start to see these warning signs on the inside of your home, it may be time to set up a free consultation with James Bond Complete Foundation Repair to get some assistance before it becomes a serious problem.
- Misaligned doors and windows
- Cracked sheetrock
- Cracks in tile floor
- Bouncing floors
- Rotten piers and/or beams