4 Signs for Foundation Repair

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4 Signs for Foundation Repair

Knowing early warning signs that you may have foundation issues can save you tens of thousands! Identifying potential problems early means easier to fix and less expensive.

Here’s 4 basic indoor signs to watch for brought to you by KC’s foundation repair experts here at CPS.

  • A door begins to jam or fails to latch
  • Cracks open in vinyl/ceramic tile over a concrete floor
  • Windows that used to open and close with ease now stick or refuses to close completely
  • Cracks appear in walls, over doorways, windows, or where walls meet ceilings

Keep in mind houses settle over a period of time so a little unevenness is no panic but be alert because these signs can lead to more dramatic changes that can be costly.

 

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  • Derrick
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    Looking more and more likely that I’ll have to worry about this kind of thing. If only my wife hadn’t noticed it a few weeks ago, I could have lived in blissful ignorance forever. Oh well, time to call in some professionals.

    • admin
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      Feel free to give us a call.

  • Alex Jennings
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    Excellent article, I’m glad that I stumbled upon your article because I’ve been thinking that my foundation might need repairing. I think you’re absolutely right: if you have cracks in your walls, then it’s likely that you need to have your foundation repaired. I have many cracks in my basement, so I’ll be sure to call a specialist right away. Thanks for sharing this information with us!

  • Michael Williams
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    I have been looking for reasons of why my door might not be shutting. It looks like it could be a sign that I need foundation repair. I’m hoping that’s not it. However, maybe I could check to see if any of the other signs is appearing in my home. Thanks for the tips, hopefully if I do have a foundation problem I can get help.

  • James Hobusch
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    I like what this article mentions about checking if the doors open and close properly. I have noticed that the door on the back of my home has a harder time moving then it used to. I think this could be due to a foundation problem, as I have checked the hinges and clearance and it looks fine. I will definitely have to look into my options for repairing it, along with any other foundation problems that I haven’t seen. Thanks for sharing!

  • Steve Holt
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    These four signs for foundation problems seem really important to know about. It helps that you pointed out how having a door that jams or fails to latch could be a sign of foundation damage. I’ve been having trouble latching my front door. I thought that it was a pretty mysterious problem until now. Reading this list has made me realize that I should check for any cracks in my walls or over my doorways to find out if I need to hire a foundation expert to inspect my home. Thanks for the tips!

  • Lillian Schaeffer
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    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that cracks in the tile over a concrete floor could indicate problems with your foundation. My basement has a vinyl floor over the concrete, and a few cracks have appeared, and I wasn’t sure why. I’ll definitely have a professional come look at it to see if I need to have my foundation repaired. Thanks for the great post!

  • Jeff Curtis
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    Thanks for providing these things to look for to see if foundation repair is needed. I have noticed a few cracks in my basement and that causes me to be pretty worried that the foundation of my home isn’t as secure as I would like. It seems like I might need some foundation repair work done. I will try to schedule an appointment with a professional, thanks!

  • Nathan Johnson
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    I have a tiny cabin that my family uses during the summer. I am pretty sure that we need some major foundation repair for it. I have all 4 of those things happening! Looks like I will have to be calling in a professional. Thanks for the info!

  • Pancho
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    If you have vinyl or ceramic floors on your concrete floor, they could serve as a warning for your foundation. If they start to crack or break it could mean your foundation needs repairs. Same goes if your doors or windows start to get suck or won’t get open or close. Great information and tips!

  • Braden Bills
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    I’ve noticed that some of the doors in my house are jamming. Not only that, but I’ve also started to notice cracks in the walls in my basement. I didn’t realize that these could be signs of a faulty foundation! I’ll be sure to get it repaired as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing!

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