Your foundation is the base of your home. It’s what keeps your home level and still, as well as insulates your home by keeping the moisture out and the warmth in. Many homeowners don’t think about their foundation very often unless they notice some odd things happening around their home, such as doors that won’t close properly. It’s important to address these issues right away before they get out of hand. A small foundation repair can become an entire replacement if the problems aren’t caught early on. Luckily for you, Innovative Foundations is only a call away. Our team will evaluate your slab foundation and decide what the best course of action is.
There are common warning signs that indicate your slab foundation isn’t working properly. We will go over them below, so you can be fully prepared!
Misaligned Windows and Doors
Have you noticed that your windows won’t shut completely or that your doors won’t close all the way? If you are having trouble closing these compartments of your home, then you most likely have a foundation problem.
Seeing cracks around your home is always alarming. But it can be even more unnerving when you start to notice them more than usual. Cracks that result from slab foundation issues are found in the seam between walls and the ceiling. They also appear in brick or masonry walls, particularly over windows and doorways.
Are you dealing with popped floor tiles, joint separation in wood floors, or just slopped floors altogether? These warning signs can indicate that there is significant structural damage to a home’s foundation or water damage requiring a foundation repair.
Is there standing water around the perimeter of your home, such as in crawl spaces or the basement? Standing water is the result of a faulty drainage system. If the system isn’t moving water away from your home and foundation, the water can seep into your foundation. When this happens, the slab foundation might become too soft to support the weight of your home. Your foundation will then begin to sink and settle unevenly.
Cracks on Foundation
If there are hairline cracks, buckling, or ruptures on your slab foundation, that is a very common sign of foundation problems. The cracks may be horizontal, vertical, or zig-zagging. If these cracks aren’t addressed immediately, they can get worse and you will be dealing with an expensive and extensive foundation project.
Innovative Foundations Is the Team to Call
If you have noticed any of these warning signs on your property, get in touch with Innovative Foundations immediately. Our team has dealt with all kinds of slab foundation repairs, replacements, and maintenance projects. There isn’t a project that is too big or too small for our team. We have been servicing the Dallas-Fort Worth area for many years, and we are always ready for the next gig! Give us a call or send us a message and let’s give your slab foundation the attention it deserves.