There are several signs that you may have foundation problems that could be extremely expensive to fix if not addressed promptly. These include cracks, misaligned windows, doors that will not open or close properly, sloped floors and others. Here are just a few of the warning signs to be on the lookout for so that you can take the necessary action.
If you have a brick home and you see them separating from one another, or you notice a crack that appears to be in a pattern somewhat like a staircase, then you may have foundation problems. Cracks may also appear in corners or seams on the inside of your home, especially where the walls meet with the floor or ceiling.
When a home’s foundation shifts or moves, your windows could become misaligned and become more difficult to open or close. The more the foundation moves, the more warped your window frames may become. They can even become stuck in the open or closed position.
Another sign of foundation problems is when a home’s doors fail to open or close properly. If your door does not line up correctly with its frame, it sticks, or it does not close all the way, you need to call a professional.
In cases of severe foundation problems, you may actually be able to feel or see your floors slope. One side of your room may seem to be a bit lower than the other. While this could simply be due to an improper floor installation, the more likely cause is a foundation issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
If you are noticing these or any other signs of foundation problems, get in touch with the experts at Basement Flood Protector. Call us at (847) 852-7150 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.