Improperly compacted soils continue to settle unevenly under the house.
Tree Root Issues
Growing tree roots disrupt alignment under foundations.
Dead tree roots or trees cause settling from sinking soil around.
Improperly compacted soil settles unevenly under the house, causing foundation issues.
Poor Drainage or Plumbing Leaks
Unusually wet weather can reveal drainage problems. Undetected leaks from water or sewer lines also can cause foundation problems.
Windows with large gaps in the frame or that stick / fail to open and close properly are signs of foundation issues. Also look for cracks above windows on the interior.
Front Porch Step
Sinking front porch steps and/or garage door center columns that are sinking are telltale signs of soft soil.
Chimneys that lean or pull away from the home should be investigated for stabilization needs.
Look for doors that stick or fail to open & close properly, as well as cracks above on the inside.
Cracks in your basement walls are a sign of soft soil & potential foundation issues.
Bricks & Mortar
Keep an eye out for cracks in bricks and mortar on your home’s exterior.
Sloping or unlevel floors are a sign of foundation issues.