Interior Warning Signs
Foundation failure can impact the structural integrity of your entire house and show warning signs on the inside of your home. Typically, interior settlement cracks can be spotted stemming from the corners of doors or windows, with the crack slanting upwards and possibly growing wider near the ceiling. If the door or window displaying the crack is underneath another floor above, the top floor can experience even greater damage, most noticeably in the form of uneven floors or door/window jamming.
Spotting these indoor symptoms can save you a lot of time, money, and headaches before the issue becomes worse.
It’s important to keep an eye out for these visible symptoms of foundation failure. Be it foundation settlement (vertical or stair-step cracks) or wall failure (horizontal cracks), these issues will ultimately worsen over time, which will compromise the structural integrity of your home and can lead to more expensive repairs down the road. If you start to notice signs of potential foundation issues, it’s a good idea to have an expert come out for an inspection sooner than later.
- Foundation issues can put pressure on your walls, causing them to bow or bulge. If you notice any of your interior walls starting to bow, it could be a clear sign of foundation issues.
- They can cause your doors and windows to stick or be difficult to open with the shifting of the weight.
- If the floors inside your home seem to be sloping or slanting, it could be a clear sign of foundation issues that cause your floors to become uneven as the weight of the house is no longer supported.
- Floor cracks are one of the easiest symptoms to spot of foundation repair. If you notice any cracks in your basement floors, it could be a sign of foundation failure.