Signs Your Home Might Need Foundation Stabilization

Oct 17, 2023

Your home’s foundation provides structural stability and support for the entire structure. Over time, various factors can lead to foundation issues, which, if left unaddressed, can result in significant structural damage and costly repairs. 

Learn about the signs of foundation issues, as well as the most common solutions, in the latest blog post from the experts at Rescon Basement Solutions. Contact us for foundation stabilization solutions throughout Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts.

Signs of Foundation Issues

It can be difficult to determine what is truly a foundation issue, and often, homeowners may dismiss early warning signs as minor inconveniences. If you notice any of these signs of foundation issues, contact a professional as soon as possible:

Diagonal Cracks Along Interior Walls

Diagonal cracks that appear on the interior walls of your home can be a clear indication of foundation problems due to the foundation settling unevenly or shifting. These cracks typically run at a 45-degree angle and can start near the corners of doors and windows.

As the foundation moves, it causes stress on the walls above, resulting in diagonal cracks. If you notice these cracks and they appear to be growing or getting deeper over time, have them repaired immediately to prevent major issues.

Doors and Windows are Sticking

If your doors and windows suddenly become difficult to open or close, it may be due to foundation issues.

As your foundation settles unevenly or shifts, it can cause the frame of your house to warp, making doors and windows misaligned. This can lead to sticking or jamming when you try to open or close them.

While this can just seem like an annoyance at first, it can be a sign that more dangerous issues are at hand. Contact a professional if you notice that your doors and windows are sticking.

Cracks Along Exterior Bricks

Cracks along your home’s exterior brick typically appear in a stairstep pattern and can be a common indicator of foundation problems. 

These cracks often appear in the mortar between bricks or as cracks running vertically along the brick walls. When the foundation shifts or settles unevenly, it can exert pressure on the exterior walls, causing the brickwork to crack and separate.

Exterior Trim Gapping

Gaps or separations in the exterior trim, such as where the siding meets the windows or doors, can indicate foundation issues.

As the foundation moves, it can affect the alignment of the exterior elements of your home, causing gaps to form. These gaps may not only be unsightly but can also lead to water infiltration and energy inefficiency.

Foundation Stabilization Solutions

Steel Piering

Steel piering is an advanced foundation stabilization technique that involves installing steel piers deep into the soil beneath your foundation to reach stable bedrock or load-bearing strata. These piers serve as a reliable foundation support system, effectively transferring the weight of your home or building to more stable ground.

Concrete Piers

Concrete piering is among the most cost-effective ways to stabilize your foundation. The process involves installing cylindrical concrete piers beneath your foundation to provide support and prevent further settling or shifting. Concrete piering is commonly used when the soil conditions are suitable for concrete pier installation and the foundation issues are not too severe.

Mudjacking

While a temporary foundation stabilization solution, mudjacking offers a practical and cost-effective way to address foundation issues. This technique involves injecting a specialized grout mixture, commonly composed of cement, sand, and water, into areas with cracks or other smaller foundation issues.

Choose Rescon Basement Solutions for Foundation Stabilization Solutions in Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts

Backed by an in-house team of experienced professionals, you can count on Rescon Basement Solutions to keep your home safe and secure. Using the most advanced techniques in the industry, you can trust Rescon to provide a lasting solution that will protect your home. Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.