Whether your in Plano or McKinney, every North Texas homeowner has a lot of worries on their mind when it comes to the care and maintenance of their property investment. They want to make sure their home looks cared for, receives proper maintenance, and isn’t a sitting duck susceptible to problems. One thing homeowners often miss the signs of is a failing foundation. At Dalrock Foundation Repair, our foundation repair experts know the signs of a foundation that needs some help. Here are a few things to look out for.
Interior Cracks on the Walls or Door Frames
Whenever a crack in a wall or over a door frame appears, people usually blame it on the house “settling.” While sometimes this can be the case particularly when temperature drops occur, it can also mean that the foundation is starting to shift or give way in certain areas. A tell-tale sign of this are doors that do not close properly or even swing shut on their own. If you’ve noticed this in your own home, it may be time to call a foundation repair company to assess the problem.
While exterior damage can sometimes be caused by weather and other outside forces, the damages can also be caused by things you don’t necessarily notice. A shifting slab foundation can produce cracks in brick veneers and compromise the stability of your home. Cracks in the exterior of your home also invites termites and other pests to set up camp inside your walls and cause even more problems. All of the sudden, your foundation problem becomes a termite problem as well.
Unstable Soil Under Foundation
Have you ever walked through your yard and felt it give way in spots as you walk? Sometimes this can be the result of moles tunneling underground, however more commonly it means that the soil is unstable and shifts around easily. If it can shift so easily under your weight, imagine what it will do under the weight of your home and it’s foundation.
Pay attention to how soggy your soil is as well. If it’s constantly wet no matter how many clear days you have, then more than likely your yard has a drainage problem. Chances are it’s probably draining right underneath your home as well. If you’ve noticed this, then get a professional to take a look. Improper drainage can be a serious problem if not taken care of.
Dalrock Foundation Services Can Help
Our experts at Dalrock Foundation Repair have been in the business for years and will give you their honest opinion about what your foundation problem is. Don’t wait until it gets worse because then it becomes even more expensive to fix. Our solutions range from simple fixes such as installing root barriers if a tree is causing issues to more complex solutions such as concrete pressed piles for very serious problems. If you suspect you have a foundation problem, contact us today!