How do you know if you have a foundation problem or how the soil underneath is affecting your foundation's health? It isn’t always easy, but there are some signs, which tell a great deal about the health of your foundation, and whether or not you need an evaluation. Let’s start your structure's interior, then move to the exterior.
Some of these signs may not be the result or indication of foundation failure. In some instances — particularly in new homes or buildings — your foundation will go through a period of time it settles into the soil around it. While every effort was most likely taken to ensure a firm soil bed for your foundation, no one can predict what affect weather and geology will have in five or ten years.
What is the difference between foundation settling and issues? It all comes down to a matter of degree: settling typically involves minimal movement, without any visible damage to the foundation or the plumbing passing through it; you may also experience one of the above signs. When the soil and foundation movement becomes excessive, you’ll see more severe and generally multiple examples of the signs we listed.
How To Know For Sure
While any or all of the signs we’ve shared can indicate a foundation issue, there’s only one way to know for sure. Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas will provide an evaluation at no charge to you to help diagnose the condition of your property.
Schedule your evaluation today and put your concerns to rest!