We’ve all seen them—small cracks that show up in various areas of your home, such as the exterior or basement walls. Is it a problem needing immediate attention or just something to monitor? At Virginia Foundation Solutions, we help Virginia Beach homeowners navigate questions like this and others.
Foundation damage can occur for a variety of reasons. Excess moisture buildup in your basement or crawlspace, damage from insects/termites, or natural earth settling, are all potential factors. When damage occurs, you should have a professional take a look. Prompt attention could prevent further damage and more costly repairs.
Below are some common warning signs that you may have a foundation issue.
Not all cracks indicate a damaged or failing foundation. Vertical or zig-zag cracks are strong indications that your foundation requires repair. You may see these cracks on exterior walls or interior walls near doors and windows.
Door or window frame separation
If your door or window frames appear to be pulling away from the wall, you will want to call a foundation specialist to come out and take a look.
Doors out of square
Doors not latching like they should or sticking when you open or close them are indications that your door is out of square. If the door is no longer sitting in the frame properly, it is often due to a settling foundation.
The cause of your uneven floor will vary depending on whether it is wood or concrete. Regardless, an uneven floor warrants an expert assessment to prevent the problem from worsening.
Foundation problems can be worrisome and daunting. Reaching out to a professional soon after noticing a potential problem is the best course of action. Resolving foundation issues early on could prevent more significant future damage, saving you time and money. For a free inspection of your home and its foundation, get in touch with Virginia Foundation Solutions!