Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Identifying Your Foundation Problem

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Jaimie Hooker


There are three major types of foundation problems: foundation settlement, sagging floors, and wall failure. How your home was constructed and the soil surrounding your home can help determine what concerns your foundation is having. Knowing your home’s foundation concerns can help when selling your home or simply to ensure the infrastructure of your home is safe.

1.) Foundation SettlementThere are three major types of foundation problems: foundation settlement, sagging floors, and wall failure

No matter what others may tell you, a small amount of foundation settlement is not normal, no matter the age of your home. There are many signs, such as interior and exterior wall cracks, changes in the operation of doors and windows. These are signs that your foundation is sinking or settling. Homeowners can find themselves painting, filling or patching over cracks as a cosmetic remedy. However, there is a larger underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

The good news is that Tar Heel Basement Systems can permanently correct your foundation settlement!

 

 uneven, sagging, bouncy or sloping floors are a sign of foundation issues 2.) Sagging Floors 

Do you notice sloping, sagging or bouncing in some of your first-level floors? Do you get the sense that your floors are uneven? Often times this is due to an underlying problem in your home’s support system in the crawl space or basement. Again, there are many temporary fixes homeowners use to try and remedy the situation, but they are just that- temporary.

If you are noticing uneven, sagging, bouncy or sloping floors, Tar Heel Basement Systems can provide a lasting solution.

 

3.) Wall Failure 

No doubt about it, cracked, bowing and tipping foundation and retaining walls can be a scary sight! Left untreated, the situation only gets worse over time and can leave you questioning the safety at home.

Left untreated, the foudnation issues only gets worse over time and can leave you questioning the safety at home

There are a variety of solutions Tar Heel Basement Systems provides to permanently stabilize failing foundation walls, and the right solution is determined by your unique situation.

 

What do all three problems have in common? Tar Heel Basement Systems can provide a permanent solution! Call our office today to schedule your free evaluation appointment.

 

 

 

 

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.