Note that the signs below aren’t always an issue, but to keep your mind at ease we offer a free inspection (unless your house is in escrow). Contact us for a free foundation inspection.
Can be caused by the house settling or potentially there is a sinkhole, which is caused by water dissolving minerals in rock and limestone or washing away dirt, leaving open spaces in the ground. By not taking action these cracks will continue to form and the foundation problem will continue to get worse.
Doors and windows not opening properly can be caused by a foundation that hasn’t settled properly. Your doors and windows should all be square and plumb, without any sagging. Potential problems have occurred if your door exhibits any of the following: a horizontal drop across the doorway, swings open by itself, scrapes the floor, shows cracks in the molding around the door or has significant gaps between the door and the floor/ceiling.
Water and other geological forces under the ground can cause movements that put stress on the framing structure of your house. This leads to separation of:
- door jams
- sheet rock