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Foundation Settlement is easy to spot once you know what to look for. Here are some of the more typical tell-tale Signs that you might notice in and around your home:

Outside of your Home:

  • Stair Step Cracking- this type of cracking is usually a typical sign of foundation settlement and is very common in brick and concrete blocks. As your home continues to settle further, vertical cracks may widen; this indicates that the wall is rotating outward.
  • Chimneys- chimneys will separate away from the rest of the home. Although some chimneys are built on foundation that is not connected to the rest of the home, there is still a high risk for settlement issues.
  • Doors and Windows- these are the weakest points of your walls. Usually doors and windows display the first signs of settlement. Things to be on the lookout for:
    • Doors and windows out of square
    • Cracks extending from the corners of doors or windows
    • Separation of a door or window from its framing or exterior finish

Inside of your Home:

  • Drywall Cracks- these are a very good indicator of settlement. Most are obvious in the uppermost levels of your house. Look for the following signs that indicate drywall cracks:
    • Drywall cracks off of the corners of doors and windows
    • Cracks that follow drywall seams
    • Drywall tape buckling, pulling, or ripping
  • Doors and Windows- ask yourself the following questions. If you reply ‘yes,’ you may have a settlement problem.
    • Do your doors or windows ‘stick’ when you try to open or close them?
    • Have you tried to adjust your doors or windows to make them open or close more easily?
    • Have you replaced or relocated locking or latching mechanisms on doors?

If you see signs such as these In and Around your home, it might be a sign that your home is experiencing some serious foundation settlement . Aquaguard has the foundation repair experts ready to come visit your home and inspect for these types of problems. Our trained specialists will customize a foundation repair solution that is right for your home’s situation. We offer tested and proven methods to restore a home back to level to help alleviate some of these cracking and alignment issues.

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