The thing about foundation is that when you spot one hairline crack in the areas that are visible, it’s rarely an isolated case. There’s a huge chance that there are more nearby. These small cracks aren’t necessarily a serious problem, but they can snowball into bigger and costlier issues faster than you can call a foundation repair contractor. Because the entire structure of your home stands on your foundation, addressing these types of problems should always be put on top of your priority list.
The challenge, however, is that about 95% of your foundation is buried in the ground and away from sight. This means detecting problems by visual inspection alone is never enough. Our professionals at Rapid-Dri list down some tell-tale signs that could mean you may be having foundation problems.
Gaps within the piers or slabs (whatever your foundation type is) can allow moisture to pool and cause the growth of mold and mildew. These fungi may not be visible, but you can tell they’re around because of the musty smell that they produce. If you don’t see mold anywhere in your home but still smell the odor around, have you foundation inspected right away.
Too Much Humidity
Like most common problems in a typical home, everything can be traced down to water damage. When your foundations are either out of alignment or settled unevenly, the humidity levels from the surrounding soil can penetrate your walls and affect your interiors. Good basement waterproofing systems should be able to address most of the issues however, it’s still best to have your foundation professionally repaired for a more permanent solution.
Doors, Walls and Baseboards
Lastly, foundation problems can cause a lot of structural damage to your home, particularly around your doors and windows. Cracked and warped jambs are often a result of walls undergoing some opposing shearing stresses from a settling foundation. This also causes your baseboards and moldings to gradually separate from the wall.
With exceptional services at affordable prices, Rapid Dri can guarantee your satisfaction. We are your number one trusted basement, foundation and crawl space services provider. Give us a call at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate or schedule a visit today. Our services are available in Ypsilanti, MI, and surrounding areas.