All foundations move over time. Problems arise when some parts of your foundation shift — via sinking or lateral movement — while others don’t.
Foundation Repair Methods
Home foundation repair involves stabilizing your foundation from further movement. United Structural Systems achieves structural stability by using a number of home foundation repair systems, depending on what sort of shifting your property is experiencing. Call us today for a free assessment on what your foundation needs.
Does Your Home Need Foundation Repair?
There are several symptoms that may indicate your home needs foundation repair. Common problems include cracked foundation blocks and bricks, horizontal cracks in basement walls, and wall separation from windows and door frames.
Homes can also be plagued by other, less dramatic support issues such as too-few columns in crawl spaces or basements. These problems are signaled by uneven flooring, drywall cracks, and sticking doors. They can typically be addressed by installing more posts underneath the house, and certain foundation and basement stabilization techniques.
Cracks in a foundation and uneven flooring are pretty easily related back to foundation repair needs. However, there are other warning signs that you might not think about when considering whether you need foundation repair services. These can include the following:
Standing Water in Crawl Space/ Standing Water in Basement
Standing water in your home’s basement or crawl space means that water is penetrating your foundation. This happens when there are cracks or fissures the water can seep through. The problem can be exacerbated by poor drainage around your home.
Sticking Doors or Windows Sticking
If you have begun to notice your doors and windows aren’t functioning as they used to, it points to a foundation issue. Maybe your doors aren’t opening easily or you see a gap between the door and the frame of the door when it’s closed. The same can happen to windows which can become a challenge to open and close.
Cracks in Walls or Other Blemishes
While fading wallpaper may be a normal sign of your home aging, bulges or bumps under the wallpaper are not. The same goes for cracks that appear in painted walls. These are all signs that there are foundation issues that you will want to get repaired.Learn More
Foundation Repair Costs
Your house likely represents your greatest financial asset so it is important to view foundation repair as an investment in your property. Not only will it improve the quality of your home and your life while you live there, it will also preserve your house’s value for resale, in the event that you ever decide to move.
Foundation repair costs can vary depending on the kind of attention your foundation needs. The experts at United Structural Systems of Tennessee work to make sure that your home gets the specific attention and services it requires. The cost of your foundation repair should ensure lasting safety and stability.
At USS, we aim to make your foundation repair a success. That’s why we give every home foundation repair job our best and guarantee our work.Learn More