It is important to make sure that you are spotting problems with your foundation right away. Otherwise, small problems can quickly turn into really large problems that can cost you a lot of time, money, and frustration. To ensure that you are going to be able to deal with foundation problems as soon as you can, you will want check out the following signs of trouble.
The Floors Inside The House Are Sloping A Lot
Over time, some of the floors in your house can have a little slope because of the settling of the house. However, if your foundation is having a lot of problems, the sloping of the floors may become very drastic. You might notice that furniture is not sitting right on the floors or that a ball from the kids toy boxes just rolls to the other side of the room. If that is the case, then you will want to get on the phone with a foundation contractor.
The further a corner or side of your foundation sinks into the ground or crumbles, the worse the entire structure of the house will become. You will then have to not only have the foundation problem to pay for, but you might then have to pay a contractor to fix the floors, walls, windows, and doors in your home.
Your Crown Molding Is Separating
Take a moment to glance at the crown molding throughout your house. If you are starting to notice that it is separating away from the walls or from the ceiling, or the individual pieces are starting to separate from each other, then you need to have a foundation contractor take a look at the foundation of your home.
As the walls move because of a foundation problem, the crown molding that is attached to the walls will be the first thing that you notice changing. If you are able to have the foundation repaired quickly, you might not have to worry about needing all of the walls replaced. When the foundation is repaired and the walls are done moving, you can secure the crown molding back in place so it looks better.
If you happen to notice any of those signs, you will want to contact a foundation repair specialist as soon as possible. Make sure that you have a few contractors come to your home for a free estimate for how much it would cost.Share
26 June 2017
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