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Four Common Signs of Foundation Issues that Require Professional Repair Assistance

Friday, October 19th, 2018 by NV Admin


How to Detect Home Structural Issues

Many factors may cause your foundation to deteriorate over time. Residents may experience foundation problems due to excessive summer heat, rainy weather conditions, flooding and much more. If you are trying to sell your home, foundation issues can be especially problematic, which leads us to ask the question: what signs hint home foundation issues? To help you understand what a foundation issue looks like and what is causing it, NV Waterproofing has provided five common signs and reasons why it’s important to work with a professional foundation repair expert below!

1. Foundation Cracks and Fractures

Many home experience cracks in their foundations. Horizontal cracks are a sign of a severe foundation problem that indicates your foundation may be under more pressure than necessary. It is important to note the location of a crack since it pinpoints where the source of pressure may be coming from or where the foundation may be weakest. A foundation repair expert will be able to determine the cause of each and every crack and what type of repair is needed.

2. Foundation Settling

If your home or building appears to be uneven, then you may want to have a professional check it out right away. If it seems to be moving downward, it may be experiencing what’s known as settling or sinking. Your type of foundation, its construction quality, and importantly the soil under your home all play big roles in how foundation movement and settling will affect your home. With all these factors at work, it’s best to consult an experienced foundation repair specialist to accurately assess your foundation.

3. Uneven Floors

Uneven or sagging floors are an indication that your home is experiencing foundation trouble. When foundations or concrete slabs are affected, floors have the tendency to sag or become uneven. This is especially problematic for small children and the elderly. So it is best to take care of foundation issues immediately to avoid any potential accidents in your home.

4. Sticky Windows and Doors

If your windows or doors are no longer as easy to open or close, then this might be a sign that you have foundation issues. It’s often thought that the cause of sticky windows and doors is humidity, but it’s possible the problem is actually foundation movement or settling. Foundation repair experts have the years of experience to properly determine whether or not your sticky windows and doors are caused by foundation issues and how to repair it accordingly.

Trust NV Waterproofing to Repair Your Foundation Cracks

No foundation has the exact same problem or repair process. Our foundation crack repair specialists at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair can examine and provide custom repair plans tailored to your foundation needs. Our professional contractors receive expert training and complete the required certifications, so you can rest assured that your foundation is receiving the best treatment possible.


Visit our online contact page for more information or contact us at 1-855-649-7594 for a FREE estimate today.

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