The foundation of your home is what keeps everything strongly together. When your foundation starts to give way, then the rest of your home is at risk of falling apart. By keeping your foundation strong and solid, it will help to keep the rest of your home in good shape. A weak foundation is the cause of collapsing walls and floors. Make sure to keep a close eye on your home’s foundation to see if any of the below signs are there. If you find any, it’s a good idea to contact a professional contractor to restore it for you.
Cracks and Gaps
One of the more obvious signs that your foundation is in trouble are cracks and gaps. If you go down into your basement and you see such, then this could be leading to a collapse. The location of the gaps will determine what other problems will ensue. For instance, when there are cracks and gaps between the walls and ceiling, a professional should be called right away. This is a sure sign that the integrity of your home’s structure has been compromised.
You may also find cracks of shifts in the crown molding located between walls. This means that your home is beginning to shift, which also suggests big trouble if not tended to right away. Watch out for cracks that are growing further up the wall from the crown molding.
Slopes in the Floors
Another sign that there are problems with your home’s foundation are sloping or uneven floors down in your basement. When this happens, it means that the walls and floors are beginning to separate. This too is an issue that must be taken care of as soon as possible. Especially if you live in a location that is known for having sink holes.
Shifting Near the Windows or Doors
If you notice that the floors are pulling away from the windows or your garage door, then this could be the starting stages of a foundation problem. You should have this assessed my a professional, so that you can have the problem fixed before it becomes too serious. In some cases, homeowners are unable to close windows or doors. Your doors and windows will look out of shape, instead of in its rectangle or square shape, which is another sign of foundation issues.
Cracks in the Exterior of Your Home
The exterior of your home is another place where you may notice cracks. If your bricks or walls on the outside or starting to crack, it could be due to a poor foundation. This means that the walls are moving away from your home, which is a serious problem that could lead to your property collapsing in on itself.
To avoid facing great damage from a poor foundation, make sure to contact the experts at CA Green Remodeling for a free quote!