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Identifying Your Foundation Problem

Learn more about how to spot signs of foundation failure.


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.

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Foundation Settlement

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!

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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.

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Wall Failure 

No doubt about it, cracked, bowing, and tipping foundation walls or 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.

Repair Your Foundation with Expert Help

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. There is 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.

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Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Greensboro, NC 27405

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Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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Wilmington, NC 28405

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Winston-Salem, NC 27103