8 Simple Signs Your Home Has a Foundation Problem #infographic

8 Simple Signs Your Home Has a Foundation Problem #infographic

 A home's foundation settles over the years due to several factors outside of our control, including delicate soil and weather conditions. If not noticed and fixed, this may lead to major structural issues in the house, from bowing walls and sagging floors to complete foundation collapse.

For home buyers, the results of a professional foundation inspection should be a main component of the purchasing process. If you are planning to sell your house, looking to buy a new one, or hoping to stay in your house for years to come, it is important to understand the key ways to spot foundation issues early. This will save you tremendous time , money and headaches in the long run.

On top of its concrete base, the stem wall of your home sits and acts as the base for building the house, with other walls and floors attached to it. That is why cracking and deteriorating walls and floors across the entire building would create an issue with the house's foundation.

Settlement of the Base is the change that occurs over time as the soil shrinks under the home and becomes unstable. The base heave is the opposite, occurring as soil rises over time, typically as a result of settling of other regions. In addition, the foundation can also be weakened by hydrostatic pressure, water damage from flooding, leaky pipes or insufficient drainage from the exterior.

8 Simple Signs Your Home Has a Foundation Problem #infographic

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