How Serious is a Compromised Home Foundation?

By Fabi R. Gomes | July 8th, 2019

Flooding, soil expansion, and growing tree roots can all create issues that potentially damage your foundation and put your home’s structure at risk.

Cracks both inside and outside the house are major red flags to keep an eye out for, but it’s crucial to understand and know how to look for other signs of foundation damage:

1. Swelling floors: A key indicator of a damaged foundation. The floor should remain integral for the duration of the building’s life.

2. Cracked walls: A result of uneven expansion of concrete and other construction materials used in the process that were not mixed in the right ratios.

3. Malfunction with doors: If you notice misaligned doors, there can be a detrimental issue originating with the foundation.

4. Wrecked foundation: If the foundation is cracking, the reliability of the entire structure is obviously in risk.

5. Displaced or cracked moldings: Displaced moldings on your doors and windows could be a result of soil bearing on the part of the foundation.

If you see cracks in your home’s foundation, you should have them repaired immediately before it leads to severe home damage. Our CBHarper agents have relationships with third parties such as contractors who specialize in foundation repair and drainage correction to protect your home and belongings from damage.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®  can be reached at (210) 483-7581 or pr@cbharper.com and has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker franchise system for over 30 years. 

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