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Dangers of Settling Foundations
Is foundation settlement in McKinney TX something you are concerned about? Are you worried it is happening to your home? Do you want to know if it is a problem for a home you want to buy? Call today for more information about your property's safety.
Foundation settling usually starts out as a small problem and grows into a bigger problem the longer it is left without repair. What signs can you look for to know if foundation settlement is an issue for you?
Perhaps the easiest sign of a problem are foundation cracks in the walls. The cracks can be seen in a wall on the outside of the home, you may see cracks in walls inside the home, or you can see problems in your flooring like wood panels coming loose. You may even see a foundation floor crack if you pull up your carpet or if you have a basement. You may notice a concrete crack in the basement or on a sidewalk outside. And of course they may be cracks you can even see because objects are in the way or the foundation crack has just begun to form on the inside of the wall.
Difficulty Opening Doors or Windows
If your doors or windows become more difficult to open and close (or you simply cannot open or close them) and you see no other cause, it could be because the foundation has settled.
If your floors a sloped, your foundation may have settled. We had one client whose floor was so severely sloped that she had to use her body weight to get her screen door closed. She had to pull on the door so hard to get it opened that eventually the handle broke off the door.
Older Homes- Hidden Problems
Did you know that homes that are more than 10 years old, that were perfectly built can STILL have foundation problems? It is difficult to predict where soil is going to adjust to over those 10 years no matter how well the home was built. You can have a foundation inspection to determine if you have foundation problems.
No Basement? More Problems
If your home does not have a basement you are more likely to have foundation settlement than if you have a basement. Unfortunate news considering most of the homes in the McKinney area do not have basements. The footings of a home go deeper into the ground with a basement home; the ground is more stable the further down you go. So you are less likely to experience soil movement. BUT rest assured, folks with basements are confronted with this problem more often than they would like.
Single Story Homes- More Risk
Single story homes are more likely to have foundation problems than 2 story homes. Why? The 2 story home was originally built to withstand more weight.
Affordable Foundation Repair
People often put off foundation repairs because they imagine the price to be more than they can budget for. We would like to provide you with a free estimate so you have a more realistic idea of the foundation repair cost on a project such as this. We probably have an affordable foundation repair option for you. If you are experiencing any of the above problems, call McKinney Foundation Repair so we can provide you with a Free quote.
The prospect of needing foundation repairs can be scary. The idea of the unknown can be the worst part. Are there foundation companies near me? How much will McKinney foundation repair cost? How long will the foundation repairs take to be completed? What foundation repair methods will be used? These are all logical questions you may ask yourself when you are considering foundation repairs to your home. Call McKinney Foundation Repair and we can answer all these questions and more.
Have any foundation questions? Give us a call (214) 646-1190
In the meantime, you may want to know how to best avoid needing foundation repairs in the first place. There are quite a few factors to keep in mind: