Symptoms of Foundation Damage
What Are the Symptoms of Foundation Damage?
Are you worried about potential foundation damage in your Denver home? Not sure what to look for? Here at Van Matre Construction, we’ve worked in the Denver foundation repair industry for many years and have seen a whole host of problems with settlement and other foundation damage issues. We’ve also seen the extensive issues that occur when people wait too long to address their failing foundations. If symptoms of foundation damage are prevalent in your home, don’t delay getting an inspection. Procrastinating can actually make things worse, putting your home and your family at risk. When you know what red flags to watch out for, you can avoid the high costs and headaches of major repairs.
No matter the scope of your foundation problems, you won’t be able to do your own repairs in a weekend. Foundation damage can come in many forms, such as cracked bricks or drywall, and always requires for the expertise of a professional Denver foundation repair company. Van Matre Construction is here to be your trusted partner in caring for your home, your most important investment, for decades to come.
If you want to catch foundation problems early, here are a few things to watch out for:
- Cracked brick- Masonry is very rigid and has relatively weak mortar, so it can easily crack when foundations move. Keep your eyes peeled for vertical cracks, stair-step cracks, or places where the brick is pulling away from the wall.
- Cracked drywall- These cracks typically appear near door and window frames, and in corners of rooms. Plaster and drywall can crack with even minimal movement.
- Sloping floors- Framed flooring (not the poured, graded kind) should be level. If your floors are noticeably sloping, this could mean your foundation is sinking.
- Sticking doors and windows- When your foundation moves, it takes the home framing with it, leading to off-center doors and windows. This can cause sticking when opening or closing doors and windows.
Have you noticed any of these signs of foundation damage in your home? It’s time to give us a call at Van Matre Construction for a professional Denver foundation repair you can count on! We can come to your home and assess your foundation and offer solutions for permanent repair. Let us help you restore your property to safety and stability. Get in touch for your free inspection today!
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