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Category:  Home Improvement

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Some Signs That You Need Foundation Repair

By James Carlson

Do you think you need foundation repair for your home? There is nothing scarier than the thought of having to shell out thousands of dollars to repair your foundation. Besides calling in someone to check it our how do you know if you need foundation repair? Read this article learn about some common signs that you need foundation repair.

When it comes to symptoms of a bad foundation there are both interior and exterior symptoms. Lets start with the outside signs. One sign is cracks in bricks or mortar. Do a walk around of your home and look for bricks that ave separated and large cracks in the mortar. If you find them chances are good that you need some work. Another exterior sign is large gaps in exterior doors. Look at your garage door. Is it sitting as level as it used to? Also check your entry and back door to see if they are still square and that they open and close smoothly. If they do not, you might have some issues. Now lets go into the interior symptoms. One interior symptom that is pretty obvious is cracks in drywall. look at your ceiling and walls and note any cracks. Small cracks may be from minor settling but large ones may be a bigger problem. Next look at your floors. Are they no longer level? Also look at your cabinets to see if they no longer sit flush as this indicates some kind of shifting with the walls. Lastly examine your interior doors. Do they no longer close or open properly? If so you might need foundation work.

Remember that these are just symptoms of foundation problems. Your problems may not require attention but they should be examined by a professional. If you do need foundation repair it will only get worse with time and get more expensive to repair. So do not hesitate, if you think you might have problems call a professional today.

 

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