2-4 Signs You Need Residential Foundation Repair in Mississippi
Updated: Jun 1, 2022
Foundation problems happen to roughly 25 percent of homes. Only about percent of these are serious, but even minor problems can turn into major ones if you’re not careful. It’s not so much the foundation problem that’s the issue, but rather the mold, mildew and vermin that can seep through. The good news is that many foundation problems are easy and not too expensive to fix.
If you believe that your home has an issue with the foundation, contact Foremost Foundations and Construction for a free inspection. We’ll let you know what we find and the best way to fix the issue! In the meantime, here are four signs that you may need residential foundation repair in Mississippi.
1. Wall, Floor and Foundation Cracks
One of the first signs that your home has a foundation problem is cracks in the walls, floors and foundation. Over time, your home can shift due to expanding and contracting soil and inclement weather. When this happens, the foundation can shift as well, leading to gaps and cracks.
It is normal for the foundation to sink and for tiny cracks to develop, but horizontal or stair-step cracks are different. These fractures are more serious than vertical ones because they indicate that your home is under a great deal of pressure.
2. Poor Water Drainage
Water is the main cause of foundation problems, so if you notice that your home has water drainage issues, it’s important to get them checked out. Otherwise, water may continue to accumulate around the foundation, causing the soil to expand and adding pressure to the foundation.
To catch water problems, walk around your property and check for wet soil (if it hasn’t been raining). Also make sure the rain gutters and downspouts move water away from the home.
3. Door Gaps & Sticky Windows
When there’s a problem with the foundation, you’ll typically notice that your doors don’t open and shut properly. This happens because the foundation has settled, and the home is no longer level. This leaves gaps in between the door and the frame, causing them to get stuck and not close properly.
Sticky windows are another cause for concern. Just like doors, windows can stick when there’s a foundation problem. However, they can also stick from expanded wood due to moisture, so it’s important to rule that out first.
4. Bowing Walls
Bowing walls are a serious sign of a foundation problem. When this happens, you’ll need to call in a professional foundation repair company to install wall anchors to re-stabilize and straighten your walls.
Wall bowing can also sometimes cause wall separation. However, wall separation can also happen from a moving and shifting foundation that causes the walls to separate. If you notice gaps in between walls and cabinets, for example, it means your walls are moving away from your house.
These are four signs that your Mississippi home needs foundation repair. To schedule a free inspection and consultation, contact Foremost Foundations and Construction today.