Foundation repair seems inconvenient, but it is better to tackle sooner rather than later. Your home purchase comes with responsibility for the repairs and maintenance on your new property. Foundation repairs are not usually the first repair that comes to mind when you’re making your next big investment. It is, however, good to know the different signs of foundation problems before they become foundation disasters.
What causes foundation problems in the first place? How can you tell when your house has a foundation issue and isn’t simply settling like any other home?
Water is your nemesis when it comes to foundation issues. You can build a house on what looks like completely flat land, but moisture can cause the soil beneath your house to expand or shift.
This results in a house, which only partially settles. Left untreated, your home can start to show cracks and leaks that can turn into serious structural issues. Over time these problems can compromise not only the value of your home, but also your safety.
Here are 10 ways you can tell your home has foundation issues and when it might be time to contact professionals:
The majority of homes in Texas that were built less than 50 years ago have a slab foundation. But sometimes the soil under your house can shift and cause an uneven foundation over time.
Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas offers soil analysis, drainage services, and foundation repair to ensure your home is as stable and secure as possible. To learn more about our residential foundation repair services, contact us today to schedule your free evaluation.