Watch Out! Signs of Structural Damage

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Alyssa Petrella

Since 1975, Baker’s Waterproofing and Foundation Repair have been the preferred foundation repair experts in the tri-state Pittsburgh PA, Morgantown WV, and Steubenville OH areas. We are the largest foundation repair contractor in the area and you can surely rely on us to fix your problem!

There are many signs to look out for in your home that could indicate foundation problems such as foundation bowing (walls pushing inwardly) or foundation settlement (foundations sinking or separating).

Here are a list of common signs or symptoms:

  • Stair-Step or Horizontal Cracking
    • Stair-step cracking is a typical sign of foundation settlement on homes with brick or cinder block walls. Horizontal cracks typically indicate that the wall may be bowing, tilting, or buckling.
  • Doors & Windows Sticking
    • Doors and windows that stick typically indicate settlement.
    • The separation of a door or window from the framing.
    • Doors and windows out of square.
  • Drywall Cracks
    • Interior cracks off of the corners of doors and windows.
    • Cracks that follow drywall seams.
    • Drywall tape buckling or ripping.
  • Chimneys
    • Chimneys that have separated away from the rest of the home can be a very major sign of settlement, especially if they are built on a foundation that is not connected to the rest of the home.

The only way to tell if these signs are a threat to your home or not is with an inspection by a certified Foundation Repair Specialist. If you would like to have your home inspected please call Baker’s at 1-800-942-2942 for a free estimate today.


About the author

Alyssa Petrella

Alyssa Petrella is the Marketing Assistant for Baker's Waterproofing. She is responsible for writing informative and influential content for customers on our website.

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