If you have issues with your home’s crawl space, it means you have a foundation issue. Don’t wait to inspect it, because the longer you wait, the more expensive the fix could be for you. The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh have 5 signs to look for when inspecting a crawl space.
The floors are bouncing
Do the floors above the space bounce under the weight of you walking? It could be a sinking crawl space support issue, where the soil under a home is not strong enough and begins to sink. A fix for this problem is replacing supports with steel columns, or beams, which is what The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh can do!
Sloping or sagging in the middle of your floors.
Another indication of weak crawl space supports. It could also mean the supports were installed too far apart when the home was built, and need additional support from another beam or two.
Jamming or sticking doors
Not all door problems come from the hinges or handles. Sticky doors are actually a sign of foundation issues from the settlement of the soil. The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh can help stabilize the foundation to prevent this.
Yes, the kind of smell that smells…smelly. Oftentimes, our crew finds rotten wood support beams filled with mold. Those rotten beams need to be replaced ASAP because the longer they stick around, the more detrimental they are to your health. Replace with steel beams from The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh to prevent future problems.
Interior drywall cracks
Check for the corners of door frames and other telltale places where cracks look like a cosmetic problem. It might be more than a simple paint job. This indicates a problem with a crawl space.
Are you experiencing one or more of these? If so, give The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh a call to inspect your crawl space for free. A trained representative will discuss the best solution for your home along with a breakdown of the cost.