When it comes to foundation problems, do you know what to look for? The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh can help! We created a list of a few common telltale signs that your foundation needs professional work:
Might be hard to spot at first, because you have to be at the right angle to see it. Inward bowing walls can be caused by soil pushing against the foundation of the home. The more it bows, the higher the chances are for a total wall collapse.
Look out for horizontal, vertical, stair step, corner, stucco, and diagonal cracks. Cracks indicate potential pressure, soil shrinkage, foundation settlement, or soil expansion. A small crack is not too concerning, it’s when there are multiple, significantly sized cracks that indicate foundation damage.
Do you have a chimney? Chances are if you have foundation damage, there is also damage to the chimney. Gaps might cause the chimney to collapse if serious enough.
Floor and Ceiling Gaps
The bigger the hole, the bigger the issue and danger. Most people forget to check the ceiling, but gaps in both the floors and ceiling indicate foundation failure. Floor gaps can cause tripping hazards as well.
Do you notice any of these in your home? Give The Basement Guys of Pittsburgh a call today for a free estimate! One of our representatives will come to your home to assess the issue and recommend how we can fix it permanently!
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