Foundation Cracks: What Are the Early Warning Signs?

August 10, 2022
It seems that some people believe concrete walls are indestructible and that once they are poured, they don't require any further maintenance. Unfortunately, that's not true at all.

There may be slight changes in the soil around your building.  These factors can eventually weaken the concrete. Keep reading to learn more about what to look for when looking for foundation cracks.

The warning signs of a cracked foundation are visible above ground as changes to the structure of your home.

Look for sagging or uneven floors due to shifting or cracking of the foundation. Doors and walls should be square, but if the foundation settles, they will start to shift. This may result in the doors becoming stuck, and you may notice gaps around your windows.

There are obvious things, such as visible cracks in the concrete that arise unexpectedly and begin to grow, as well as water leaking in from the soil.

Consult a professional if you notice any of these signs or suspect that your foundation is cracking. Early detection and repair of issues will prevent them from becoming expensive later.