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Foundation Problem Signs

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Common Foundation Problem Signs in Central & South Texas

Early detection is key to protecting your property from a damaged foundation. The expert technicians at Foundation Support Specialists share what they have learned over the years so you can identify the early problem signs and fix them before they become something more serious.

Floor and Wall Gaps

The good thing about most foundation problem signs is that you can see them without going into the crawl space. An early sign of foundation damage is the presence of gaps between the interior walls and floors. Floor and wall gaps are indicative of a foundation that has sunk in one area or settled unevenly over time. If you catch this soon enough, it can typically be fixed without extensive repairs. However, if left alone, the gap will continue to grow and eventually cause structural damage to a specific area or the entire property.

Wall Cracks

Every property wears the flaws of its foundation. One of the first places you may notice this is on the walls. Wall cracks can present themselves on your property’s interior or exterior walls. On the inside, you can locate these cracks around window and door frames, especially in the corner. Cracks on the exterior walls may appear in the same locations, but they can happen anywhere. If your property’s exterior is made from brick, a common place for cracks to show up is in a stair or zig-zag pattern along the mortar.

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Sagging Floors

Floors are made to be level. That said, if you notice a sag or unlevel spot on your floor, the foundation is likely the cause. Sagging floors are generally caused by rotten floor joists, a sunken slab, or supports weakened over time by moisture. If the joists are not rotten, we can support them with one of our pier and beam repair methods. However, if they have begun to rot, you need to replace the entire joist. We also offer helical and push piers for slab foundation repairs.

Contact FSS to save Your Foundation and Protect Your Property

The key to preventing costly, extensive repairs is early detection. Knowing the potential problem signs allows you to pinpoint foundation damage in its infancy and hire a foundation repair specialist to remediate the problem.

If you notice any of the above-mentioned foundation problem signs on your property, it’s time to get in touch with a professional. At Foundation Support Specialists, our team has over twenty years of experience. You can count on us to identify the flaws in your foundation and implement the most effective solutions to fix them. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and estimate with one of our experienced technicians.

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