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How to Know if Your Foundation Walls Need Stabilizing

Your home’s foundation walls support the weight of your home and keep it level. Foundation issues can lead to other serious problems if not taken care of promptly. 

The most common sign that your foundation walls need stabilizing is the presence of cracks. Hairline cracks are normal in concrete and usually not a cause for concern. However, if you notice a crack that is wider than 1/8 of an inch, you might have a more severe problem. 

Doors and windows that do not open and close correctly are another sign that your foundation walls need stabilizing. If your foundation has settled or shifted, it can cause the frames of doors and windows to be out of alignment, resulting in gaps around the frames.

Foundation settlement can cause floor joists to sag, resulting in a sloping floor. It is crucial to address this issue quickly as a sloping floor can cause other issues, such as damage to walls and ceilings.

If you notice gaps between your foundation walls and the ground, it can be an indication that your walls have shifted or settled. This can be a severe problem and can lead to other issues.

Bowing or buckling walls can be caused by hydrostatic pressure and can result in serious damage to your home.

If you notice any of the signs mentioned here, do not ignore them. Contact Standard Water Control for a free consultation.