Symptoms of Foundation Damage
Are You Noticing Symptoms of Foundation Damage?
Most people know that foundation damage is something to be avoided at all costs, but it can be hard to tell if your home is already suffering from foundation issues. If left too long, foundation damage can put you and your family at risk, and turn into extensive and costly repairs! Here at Van Matre Construction, we have seen more than our fair share of foundation damage, and we want to help you spot the red flags well ahead of time. The earlier you can catch settlement and other related issues, the easier the repairs will be! The signs of foundation damage in your Boulder home are often annoying, but we are here to help.
Fixing a damaged or settling foundation is not something you should put off or try fixing on your own. No matter the extent of the damage, you’ll need the help of a reputable foundation repair company to help you. Our crew at Van Matre Construction is here to help you protect your Boulder property from cracking and foundation damage for years to come. We recommend inspecting your home regularly for the following symptoms of foundation damage:
- Cracked drywall- Cracks in your drywall or plaster often show up near windows, doors, and corners of rooms. These can appear with even minimal foundation movement.
- Cracked brick- Due to the rigid and relatively weak mortar bonds, masonry can crack when foundations shift. Look for stair-step cracks, vertical cracks, or anywhere that brick is pulling away from the wall.
- Sticking windows and doors- As the foundation moves, the home’s framing will move too, putting doors and windows off-center and making them hard to open or close.
- Sloping floors- floors that are framed (not poured, graded concrete floors) should be level, but if they’re noticeably sloping, your foundation may be moving.
Here at Van Matre Construction, we’re proud to be a leading foundation repair company serving the Boulder community, and we can help you assess your home for possible foundation damage. You can count on us for reliable, lasting solutions to restore your property. Reach out to us in Boulder to discuss the signs of foundation damage or today for your to get a free inspection to get started today!