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Sinking Foundation: What to Do?
April 15, 2019
Homeowners don’t often think about the foundation of their home. Even though the foundation is the what is literally holding up the home, since we can’t see it, we don’t think about it. We only start to think about our foundation as our home ages and it begins to show signs of wear. Whether it is cracked, leaking, or beginning to sink, changes in our foundation really affect our homes.
What Causes Foundations to Sink?
There are many different things that can cause your foundation to sink. One of the biggest causes of sinking foundations is time. Over time, many things change. These changes can result in the movement of your foundation. One thing that changes over time is the density of the soil levels. These soil levels can be made of soil, clay, sand, and other materials and can be affected by moisture, dryness, softening, and hardening. When these levels change, your home may no longer be properly supported which can result in the shifting or sinking of your foundation.
How to Tell if your Foundation is Sinking
It is important to be able to tell if your foundation is sinking. If you cannot tell, then you cannot make the appropriate decisions to have your foundation accessed and repaired. The best way to tell if your foundation is sinking is to look for large cracks in the foundation of your home. These cracks can be a tell-tale sign that your home is sinking. You may also notice that doors and windows may not open as smoothly as they once did, or aesthetic cracking visible in drywall or tiles.
What to do if your Foundation is Sinking
If your foundation is sinking the first thing that you should do is contact a team of experts. Foundation repair specialists will be able to access your foundation and determine the proper course of action to fix it before it really affects the structural integrity of your home.
Why Choose GJ MacRae
If you are having issues with a sinking foundation, your first call should be to the experts at GJ MacRae. Our team is filled with experts who know that foundations, their issues, and how to fix them. We pride ourselves on being able to provide all of our customers with the kind of repairs that we would like to have done on our own homes. If you are interested in having your foundation accessed, contact GJ MacRae today!