MI Foundation Repair: Signs Of Foundation Problems

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When it comes to foundation repair in Michigan, the sooner you can act, the more money you will save. Foundation problems don’t just go away on their own. They only get worse over time. That ultimately leads to more money out of your pocket for foundation crack repairs, home remodeling, and more. Getting help at the first indication of a foundation issue is always the best choice. Watch for these warning signs of foundation problems.

Wall Cracks

Wall cracks are some of the easiest issues to spot because they are visible on the interior or exterior of the home. There are many different forms of wall cracks, but most people experience vertical cracks along or stair step cracks. You may also see horizontal cracks or diagonal cracks around windows and doors. A small amount of cracking may not be a big concern, but extensive cracking in multiple areas of the house (or one severe crack in a centralized area of the house) could indicate that you have foundation problems.

Bowed Or Buckled Walls

Another indicator of foundation problems is buckling and bowing in the walls. If you have buckled walls in your basement or noticeable waves along the walls of your home, it could be the result of foundation shifting and sinking. We can fix these issues with foundation repair and enhance the structure of your home at the same time. Contact Tom’s Basement Waterproofing in Michigan at (586) 949-7826 for a free quote.

Tilted Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are outside of your home, but they can still indicate foundation problems below the building. A retaining wall is designed to hold back soil as part of the landscaping and hardscaping around a home. For instance, if your home was built at a much lower height than the home next door, you may have a retaining wall separating their yard from your property. If the soil inside the retaining walls expands too much or builds up too much pressure, it can cause the wall to tilt or collapse. The same pressure is being applied to your foundation. You just can’t see it as visibly.

Sticking Windows And Doors

Are your windows and doors hard to open, no matter how much you adjust them? This may happen during certain times of the year as your home’s building materials expand and contract, but you should still be able to operate the doors and windows during these periods. Sticking doors and windows are often a sign of foundation settlement, which we can fix through foundation piering and other foundation repair solutions. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.