Signs and Symptoms
What Signs To Look For
The key to resolving your home’s foundation issues is knowing how to identify the warning signs before the damage becomes too severe or costly.
Pronounced floor slopes can be signs of a structural problem that needs attention.
Uneven or sloping floor
Gaps between your floor and interior walls are warning signs that your floors are moving downward while the walls struggle to maintain their connection with the ceiling framing.
Floor & Ceiling Gaps
Large cracks in the floor are signs that the concrete foundation is settling unevenly.
Cracks in floor
Interior wall cracks are signs of foundation issues and typically appear where walls are weakest – near doors and windows.
Cracks in interior wall
If your floors sag or are “bouncy”, consider them signs that there is an issue in your crawlspace.
Sagging floors over a crawl space
When doors and windows are jammed and won't open or close -- they are signs that there is a more serious foundation issue.
Hard to open windows & doors
One of the most visible and dramatic signs of foundation settlement is a chimney separating from the house.