Foundation repair comes up in almost every home owner’s lifespan. The horror stories out there are filled with high price tags and months of aggravation. But the fact of the matter is, if you keep your eye out for signs of damage from the beginning, then the repair cost can be minimized. You don’t have to be a foundation repair specialist to know what to look for. 

Signs to Watch For

Damage to a foundation is just the first factor. Usual signs of foundation shifting are cracks that appear in your walls and ceilings, uneven floors and misaligned doors and windows. Catching the signs is detrimental to stop further damage from happening. These cracks degrade the integrity of the building and are the reason for more complicated problems that arise. Actively working to repair any damage as soon as it starts is the number one way to stop a large foundation repair bill. 

Water Damage

Moisture has a way of finding even the smallest passage available to get into your foundation and home. If you have a basement, cracks and crevices in the walls quickly lead to water damage. The longer water damage goes unchecked, the more complicated the repairs become. Mold and mildew are the first to show themselves, becoming health concerns that cause coughing, throat and eye irritation, exasperating asthma, and more. Water slowly erodes your supports of the home, whether its wood, stone, brick, or metal and further threatens the stability of the home. The longer it sits, the worse it gets. 


A proper, solid foundation is the first defense against bugs coming into your home. With cracks and breaks, comes highways for these pests to march right on in. You add this with the moisture that is helping create these passages, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Foundation Repair - Consequences For Homeowners Who Ignore The Problem

Plumbing Damage

Soil underneath your home can expand or shrink with moisture, causing the foundation to shift and move. This will put pressure onto your plumbing, causing cracks and breaks. The worst part isn’t usually the repair the pipes need, but the access you have to create to find the problem in question. One of the most costly factors of plumbing damage is creating the access to the plumbing, not the repair itself. The sooner you work on getting the foundation stabilized, the less likely your pipes will become affected. 


Loss of Home Value and Increased Costs

One of the more slow but steady effects of foundation repair is your utilities. With the windows and doors shifting, it creates increased air leaking from inside the home and raises your use of your air conditioner or heater. The pressure on your pipes can cause leaking and increase the water bill. These may start out in small increases but quickly excellerates into a larger than life bill each month


One day, you will most likely be looking to sell your home. Unfortunately, over 60% of buyers see foundation issues as a huge red flag and turn away. You will get an influx of buyers looking to flip the home, and they won’t be spending top dollar on the home to do so. 


If you just began to notice the signs of a shifting foundation or if one day it sneaks up on you and you’re looking at water damage, Discount Foundation Repair is here for you. With over 30 years of experience leveling foundations in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, our specialists will evaluate your home for free and give a 100% satisfaction guarantee.If you have any questions or you would like to schedule your free homeowner evaluation, give us a call today.