Signs of Foundation Problems Outside the Home
As you're working in the yard or enjoying the patio with your family, you might notice a couple of worry areas around your home. If you are anxious about some foundation damage, the Columbia professionals at CNT Foundations will gladly survey these spots and decide whether foundation issues are affecting the soundness of your home.
Cracks on the Brick Exterior Cracking, especially if it's slanted or horizontal, is a common symptom of foundation issues. Movement in your foundation caused by soil conditions or tree roots may make enough shifting to cause cracks to appear on the bricks outside of your home. Not all cracks on your home's outside demonstrate foundation issues, yet having an expert review the condition of your foundation can help keep issues from growing.
Foundation Settling or Upheaval If you notice that your foundation is rising on one side and sinking on the other, you may have some serious foundation issues. Soil conditions, regardless of whether the soil is very wet or very dry, is an issue that can cause settling or heave in a home's foundation.
Tilting or Cracked Chimney Do you see cracks in your chimney or notice that it is tilting to the side? Foundation failure might cause this problem. Search for cracks where the chimney interfaces with your home's foundation, damage close to the chimney top, or holes between the house’s outside wall and the chimney wall. CNT Foundations in Columbia will examine the chimney to decide whether the problems are because of foundation issues or an inadequate chimney support system.
What To Do If You Recognize These Exterior Warning Signs?
If you see any of these warning signs outside your house, the best decision is to call your nearby foundation repair professionals. The contractors at CNT Foundations in Columbia are prepared to help with a complimentary assessment of your exterior warning signs. Our team may discover that you don't have an issue with your foundation, or they may suggest the best solution for foundation repair if necessary. Tending to foundation issues early on is better than waiting for the issue to end up taking a bad turn and needing a more expensive repair.