Signs of Foundation Problems

The soils in Texas along with the extreme weather, can lead to foundation problems. There are several warning signs that your home might need foundation repair. It’s important to pay attention to your home and watch for anything unusual. There are a few warning signs that every home owners should know about. If you see any of these around your home, give us a call.

Cracks in the Foundation & Dry Wall

At HomeSmith Foundation Repair, we get a lot of phone calls about cracks in the foundation walls, cracks in the dry wall and ceilings, as well as cracks on the exterior walls of the home. Cracks typically mean that the foundation has settled in some areas causing part of the foundation to shift or sink. This unbalance causes the foundation to separate and crack, and as a result the walls will start to crack.

Doors & Windows are Sticking

Another very common foundation issue is doors and windows begin to stick and become difficult to open and close. This is another sign that the foundation has settled and most likely the home will need some foundation piers to level the foundation and fix the problem. As a home owner it is important to do some research on the different types of foundation piers that each foundation repair company uses. Read about the the DynaPier® compared to other common foundation piers.

If you see signs that your home may need foundation repairs, call us and we will come do a free home estimate. It’s important to remember that proactive foundation repair is much less expensive than reactive. Often times home owners can save themselves a lot of money by fixing a foundation problem early rather than waiting to long for it to get bad. So call us today for a free home estimate.