Slab Foundation Repair
Causes of Slab Foundation Settlement
Slab foundation repair is necessary when the slab foundation begins to noticeable settle. Slab foundation settlement is most commonly caused by the soil becoming dry and then shrinking leaving a space under the concrete slab. Wherever these gaps and holes are created, the house will begin to sink in to fill the spaces.
Thankfully there’s five things you can look out for:
Signs You Need Slab Foundation Repair
It’s important to notice the signs you need slab foundation repair before it’s too late. We’ve put together this quick list to help you recognize when it’s time to give us a call. Be sure to keep an eye out for these signs:
- Uneven Floors – Home floors feel or look uneven. There’s the old-fashioned test of setting a ball in the middle of the floor and if it begins to roll without pushing it, the foundation isn’t level.
- Cracked Slab – Walk around the outside of your home and look for cracks in the slab.
- Inspect the Expansion Joint – This expands and contracts when needed to prevent cracking in the foundation with weather.
- Separated Windows – Check windows for separation and gaps. Sometimes these have been covered up by caulk or your first thought might be to seal them. But, this can be a sign of serious foundation issues.
- Stuck Doors – Doors getting stuck or obviously uneven with the door jam.
The best news of all is that if you even begin to suspect that your house is sinking, we can come out and do an evaluation for FREE. No cost to you and we’ll let you know if your home needs leveling or not. We’ll also let you know the exact measurements to within 1/10th of an inch for every corner of your house.