6 Common Signs of Foundation Settlement

Monday, March 5th, 2018 by Mallory Finch


Your foundation may be settling and sinking

Foundation settlement typically occurs when soil settles for a variety of reasons, including changes in moisture, type of soils around the home, and how soil is replaced after construction.

 

Signs you should look for

Often, a homeowner's main concerns with their foundation problem relates back to the symptoms their home is experiencing. Check out the signs below to see if your foundation is settling.

 

6 Common Signs of Foundation Settlement

 

1. Stair-step cracks in brick or concrete block walls

Cracked brick wall

 

2. Leaning, tilting chimneys

Leaning, tilting chimney

 

3. Cracks around doors and windows

Crack around window

 

4. Jamming, sticking doors and windows

5. Cracks in a concrete slab floor

6. Cracks in drywall

 

Be sure to identify the problem before it becomes too advanced, because most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions!

 

Don't worry, we can help!

Baker's Waterproofing has the proven stabilization solution (patented by Supportworks, Inc.) to give you peace of mind knowing that your foundation has permanently regained its structural integrity.


For more info on your foundation settlement symptoms, our solution, and the repair methods you should avoid click here.

 

About the author

Mallory Finch

Mallory is the Marketing Manager. She is responsible for creating educational content to help homeowners identify potential water, foundation, or concrete problems.

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