If you have been following our blog, you have seen many different foundation repair jobs featured. After all, we are Central Virginia’s Certified Helical Pier distributor for A.B. Chance foundation solutions. We offer foundation services for new and existing residences, as well as commercial properties. Many times structural engineers will work with us on a project for a mutual client. Other times, homeowners come directly to us when they have seen problems with their foundations.
But how do you know it is a foundation issue?
There are several indicators that point to problems with your foundation. First, are your foundation walls buckled or bowed? Foundation walls are weight bearing and the entire structure of your home rests upon these walls. If they are buckling or bowing, it is definitely time to give us a call.
Have you noticed any doors or windows that stick or won’t open properly? This is also an indicator of a problem with your foundation.
Probably the most common way to spot foundation problems is noticing cracks in the walls of your home. This can include cracks in foundation walls, exterior walls, or interior walls. Even ceiling cracks can be related to foundation problems.
While you’re checking the ceiling, check your floors, too. Concrete floors in particular are prone to sink or buckle if there is trouble with your foundation. (We are mostly concerned with interior floors here, although garage floors and other concrete around your home could point to contributing factors for foundation problems, like soil or drainage problems around your property.)
If you have noticed any of these signs, give us a call right away. Usually the sooner we can fix a problem, the better! Putting off a foundation repair can lead to bigger problems and more costly repairs later on. We are proud to be Central Virginia’s certified helical pier distributor! We look forward to working with you to protect your investment in your home. Contact us today 434-293-6724.