As a homeowner, one of your top priorities is maintaining the safety of the structure while you’re there and retaining its value for when you’re gone. However, when it comes to foundation cracks and other foundation problems, it can be hard to tell whether they’re harmless or characteristic of a major structural failure. We’ve compiled a list of the things we think every homeowner should know when it comes to foundation problems. If you’re still unsure of the state of your foundation, or you’re ready for a Nashville foundation crack repair expert to confirm your suspicions and provide guidance for repairs, United Structural Systems provides free foundation estimates!
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What are the Most Common Signs of Foundation Cracks?
Foundation cracks are usually what tips homeowners off to larger concerns. It’s not uncommon for concrete to show some cracks, as concrete tends to shrink as it cures. However, larger, stair-step cracks and horizontal cracks are almost always signs of foundation problems. You can read more about what the cracks in your home’s walls and foundation mean below. Besides foundation cracks, tile cracks, uneven floors, door and window frame separation, and rotten wood can also be signs of major foundation problems. Perhaps you’re already aware of foundation damage, but you’re wondering how they occurred or how they can be prevented in the future?
What Causes Foundation Cracks and Other Foundation Problems?
Though improper foundation construction and interior plumbing failure can be causes of foundation problems, the most common reason is shifting soil.