Signs of Trouble

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Common Signs of Foundation Problems in Texas


Signs of Trouble

  • Doors that will not open or close properly
  • Gaps at the corner of fascia trim
  • Diagonal cracks in the wall at corners of doors and windows
  • Gaps between the garage door and the pavement at either side
  • Windows that are hard to open and close
  • Cracks in the exposed grade beam of the house
  • Cracks in bricks and mortar

Signs of Trouble

  • Unlevel Floors
  • Large cracks in the concrete slab
  • Gaps above kitchen cabinets
  • Cabinet doors that will not stay shut
  • Diagonal cracks in the wall at corners of doors and windows
  • Curling and tearing of existing sheetrock repairs
  • Leaks and cracks in and around the fireplace

Exterior and Interior Signs Of Foundation Trouble

Exterior or interior indications of foundation problems could be caused by either settlement or upheaval. A settlement means a portion of the house foundation has dropped below the original foundation elevation. This occurs due to a loss of soil bearing capacity caused by compaction of fill, loss of moisture in the supporting soil, or due to the erosion of the supporting soil.

In many cases, settlement originates and is more pronounced at the perimeter of the slab since the slab perimeter is the most susceptible to loss of moisture and differential moisture conditions.

Signs of Trouble Signs of Trouble

Upheaval means the slab has risen above the original foundation elevation. This happens most often due to the introduction of moisture under the foundation. The most frequent cause of this moisture is a plumbing leak under the slab. The most common leak is on the drain side of the plumbing system. Urgent Foundation has the experience to identify when foundation repair is needed.

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