Auburndale, Kentucky
486 Roberts Avenue
Louisville , KY 40214
502-489-5438

5 Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repairs February 7, 2019

Auburndale, Pond Creek
 5 Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repairs, Pond Creek, Kentucky

Without a sound foundation, your home is highly susceptible to major structural failure and even collapse. If it gets compromised by flooding, shifting soil, or inclement weather call for foundation repairs as soon as possible to prevent further problems. Pay attention to the telltale signs of a failing foundation to know whether it’s time to bring in the professionals.

5 Symptoms of a Failing Foundation

1. Visible Cracks

Cracks that appear on your home’s facade or interior walls should never be ignored, especially when they’re wider than a quarter of an inch. Deep, vertical cracks indicate a structural problem and can mean that the foundation is either sinking or receiving excessive pressure from surrounding soil. Have a foundation repair specialist diagnose the source of the problem and help you find the right solution.

2. Sticking Windows and Doors

Another warning sign of foundation issues is bulging windows and doors. When entryways open and shut with more difficulty than normal, it can mean that your foundation is slowly shifting. Aside from sticking, look for cracks or gaps between caulking around doors and windows as well.

3. Separation

foundation repairsApart from cracking, walls will also appear to separate from the ceiling, creating gaps between the molding. Look for wallpaper that creases or wrinkles — these are signs that the walls are shifting. Structures that are attached to your home, such as decks and porches, may also look as if they’ve been pulled away.  

4. Uneven or Sinking Floors

If your home isn’t built on uneven terrain, be wary of sloping or sudden dips in your flooring. An incremental decline in your foundation is not an issue, but if you notice sloping greater than an inch every 15 feet or so, there might be a bigger problem underfoot. You may need foundation repairs ASAP.

5. Bowing

Basement walls should be straight, but if they appear to be caving in or bulging out, the problem could stem from poor soil conditions. When soil around your foundation repeatedly expands and contracts because of excessive moisture or poor drainage, your walls take the brunt of the damage. A foundation repair specialist will know how to address this issue to prevent unsafe conditions.

 

Don’t allow your home to fall victim to a weak foundation. At the first sign of trouble, get in touch with the professionals at The Dwyer Company. With over 45 years of experience in foundation repairs, they specialize in concrete lifting, concrete repair, underpinning, soil stabilization, and slabjacking. Call (859) 231-0998 (Lexington, KY), (502) 489-5438 (Louisville, KY), or (513) 777-0998 (West Chester, OH) to request an estimate. You may also visit their website for more information.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from The Dwyer Company
4 Signs That You Need Foundation Repair For Your Property, Pond Creek, Kentucky
A structure’s foundation plays several critical roles, including holding the building above ground while also offering protection against cold and moisture. However, as buildings beg...read more
5 Reasons You Should Not Put Off Foundation Repairs, Pond Creek, Kentucky
Foundation cracks often occur due to extreme temperature changes, soil moisture levels, earthquakes, and settlement of the structure. You may notice structural damage such as cr...read more
The Truth About Basement Waterproofing, Pond Creek, Kentucky
Since basements sit underground, they are areas of your property most vulnerable to water damage. If you live in an area that is prone to heavy rain or you store valuable i...read more
3 Questions to Ask Your Basement Waterproofing Contractor, Pond Creek, Kentucky
Basement waterproofing can help protect your home from excess humidity, water damage, and mold, but only if the treatment is applied correctly. To make sure it's done right the first...read more
A Guide to Foundation Cracks & What They Mean, Pond Creek, Kentucky
Unusual wall cracks are a sign that you’ll need professional foundation repairs. But these cracks aren’t all the same — the direction and size of the fissure can identify what’s...read more