Louisville Foundation Repair

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No matter what others may tell you, some amount of foundation settlement is NOT normal, no matter what the age of your home. There are many signs, such as wall cracks and changes in the operation of doors and windows, that may point to the fact that your foundation is sinking and settling. You many find yourself constantly trying to patch, repair, and remedy these symptoms, unaware of the larger, underlying problem. The good news is that these problems can be fixed permanently. Better Call TFS for Louisville Foundation Repair.

There are many signs and symptoms you can observe that many indicate your home is experiencing a foundation settlement problem. These signs can be seen both on the inside and outside of your home. Let’s take a look at the most common signs and symptoms – do any of these look familiar in your home? If so, Better Call TFS for Louisville Foundation Repair.

Signs Outside Your Home – As you look around the outside of your home, you may observe some tell tale signs of settlement.

  • Stair-Step Cracking
    • Stair-step cracking is a typical sign of foundation settlement and is very common in brick and concrete block walls. As your home continues to settle further, vertical cracks may widen, indicating that the wall is rotating outward.
  • Chimneys
    • One of the more scary and dramatic signs of settlement is a chimney separating away from the rest of the home. Sometimes chimneys are built on a foundation that is not connected to the rest of the home, making it even more at risk of settlement.
  • Clues From Around Doors And Windows – Wherever an opening occurs in a wall, such as a door or window, is the weakest point of the wall. Because of this, doors and windows often display the first signs of settlement.
    • Four common observations include:
      1. Doors and windows out of square.
      2. Cracks extending from the corners of doors or windows.
      3. The separation of a door or window from the framing or exterior finish.
      4. New caulking around exterior doors or window. (This is a common homeowner fix to the damages caused by foundation settlement)
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