On your home’s exterior you should look for the following:
- Cracks in the concrete foundation
- Diagonal (stair-step) cracks in brick wall
- Brick or mortar joints that vary in width
- Tilting or leaning chimney
- Separation of wood trim at joints and corners
- Separation of concrete driveway, patio or sidewalk from the foundation
On your home’s interior:
- Cracks in sheetrock/plaster walls or ceilings
- Cracks in walls at corners
- Cracks in walls above doors
- Doors and windows that stick or are hard to open/close
- Un-even floor surfaces or sloping of floor
- Cracks in concrete floors (wider than 1/16th of inch)
- If your home is experiencing any of these conditions, it is a good idea to consult with a foundation repair professional in your area. A complete assessment of both your interior and exterior should be performed.
A professional foundation repair representative will ask questions regarding the area surrounding your home (nearby creeks, new construction, recent repairs), when you first noticed the problem(s), if they are more prevalent during certain weather seasons than others, age of the home, etc. This type of question and answer helps in the proper diagnosis of a foundation problem and providing a custom solution.