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07/29/2015

Getting to the Root of Your Foundation Issues

Problems with your foundation can lead to damage in your home and pricey repairs. While it is sometimes hard to tell if you have an issue, looking for some small indicators can help you catch the problem before it gets bigger. Walker & Frick Construction DKI can give you some tips to help prevent foundation problems for your home.

Signs of Foundation Issues

Taking the time to look at details around your home can help you figure out if you have a foundation problem. Misaligned doors or windows are indicators that there might be damage to your foundation. Cracked tiles and bricks as well as plumbing problems can occur when there is an issue. Make sure to pay attention to your floors as these can start to slope as the foundation shifts.

Causes of Foundation Issues

To avoid issues with your foundation and the damage it can cause around your home, get to know what causes it. Severe changes in the weather can cause the soil under your home to change and create issues. During the dry months, the soil tends to dry and shrink causing air or cracks around your foundation. Plumbing leaks can also cause your foundation to move about. Usually, these leaks go unnoticed until they have started to cause damage around the home. Make sure that the drains that connect to your gutters aren't contributing to the problem by allowing water to soak into the area around your foundation.

How to Prevent Foundation Problems

Preventing some of these issues is quite simple. Make sure the soil around your home maintains its moisture all year round. Don't let it dry up and cause cracks. Your landscaping should be slanted away from you home in order allow excess water to drain away from your home and foundation. Remember to keep deep rooted trees away from your home in order to avoid having them dry out your soil.

Reconstruction and Repair in Richmond

If you need reconstruction and repair services for you home in RichmondWalker & Frick Construction DKI is here to help. Our experts can get your home ready and safe for you and your family. Give us a call at (804) 282-1281 and make sure to ask about all of our services.