Many times when people notice misaligned doors or windows around their home, they don’t think very much of it. What they don’t know, is that misaligned doors and windows are a very common sign of foundation problems. Not only misaligned, but sticking doors and windows, and doors and windows that do not open or close properly anymore are also signs of foundation issues. While these problems may seem minor and as though you can go without fixing them, that is the last thing you want to do. Waiting on fixing the sole problem of misaligned doors and windows will only lead to worsening of the issue, ultimately worsening the structure of your home and the safety of you and your family.
Misaligned doors and windows occur due to your foundation shifting. A shifting foundation could be for a number of reasons including settlement or upheaval of the home, which occurs when there is too little moisture in the soil around your foundation or too much moisture in the soil. The amount of moisture in your soil can lead to shrinking soil, or expansive soil, causing this settlement or upheaval. When settlement or upheaval occurs, the walls of your foundation shift, causing your doors and windows to become misaligned or jammed.
No matter the cause of your foundation shifting, it needs to be thoroughly examined by a professional to ensure that your home does not keep experiencing these issues or end up with worse issues, such as foundation failure. Foundation Support Specialists provides shifting foundation repair solutions such as concentric & eccentric piers, new construction helical torque anchors, crawl space jacks, helical piers, slab repair products and more. All of Foundation Support Specialists products are 100% American made. We provide free estimates and financing options to ensure that you and your family are getting the most out of working with us. If you are experiencing any of these foundation issues in your South Texas home, give us a call right away at 210-702-3201.