There are several warning signs that your home might need foundation repair. It’s important to pay attention to your home and watch for anything unusual. These are a few signs that every home owners should know about.
Cracks in the Foundation & Dry Wall
At Andy Schreiner Construction, we get a lot of phone calls for the following:
Cracks in the foundation walls
Cracks in the dry wall and ceilings
Cracks on the exterior walls of the home
Cracks typically mean that the home has settled in some areas causing part of the property to shift or sink. This unbalance causes the foundation to separate and crack, and as a result the walls will start to crack. If you notice any of these cracks, give us a call.
Doors & Windows are Sticking
Another very common issue is when doors and windows begin to stick and become difficult to open and close. This is a sign that the home has settled and most likely the house will need some foundation piers to level and fix the problem. As a home owner it is important to do some research on the different types of pier systems that each foundation repair company uses. Read about the the DynaPier® compared to other common foundation piers.
Water in the Basement
Water leaking in the basement is another common problem that we can fix quickly. Water can get in a number of ways including, leaking over the top of the foundation, leaking floor cracks, seeping between the basement wall and floor, leaking wall cracks and windows. We find the source of the water leak and fix it fast. It’s important to take care of it sooner rather than later so that there is no major water damage to the home.
If you see signs that your home may need repair work, call Andy Schreiner Construction and we will come do a free home estimate.
It’s important to remember that proactive foundation repair is much less expensive than reactive. Often times home owners can save themselves a lot of money by fixing a problem early rather than waiting to long for it to get bad. So call us today for a free home estimate.