#1: Foundation Cracks
Cracks in your foundation can be seen from outside your home, and typically develop around the corners of your property. These can range from subtle to very noticeable, and to be clear not every crack should cause alarm. These occur from your soil heaving beneath the foundation of your property. At times, large trees roots may deplete the water in your soil which leads to settling. Other times, poor installation or shallow piers may not respond well to changes in temperature or weather conditions. If it is too dry, or too wet, it’s possible that your foundation may experience shifts that result in cracking and separating. While these begin in the slab itself, over time it will lead to visible issues on both walls, doors, and windows. If you have noticed foundation cracks, it is always best to get a free inspection early to determine if more attention is needed. Waiting can only compound the problem, and ultimately result in costly repair bills.
#2: Sagging Floors
Sagging floors in your home indicate a problem with the interior area of your foundation. The floor in your home cannot sag unless the material underneath them is not stable, and if soils have sunk this will be the case. One reason this happens is due to poor drainage. Stratum can identify the cause of your sagging floors, and if excess water (at present or from previous weather conditions) is the culprit, install a proper drainage system. This will involve a french or area drain, and whenever unusually wet seasons occur the water will be ushered out to the street instead of seeping toward soil beneath your home. Excess saturation can cause significant foundation problems for Frisco homes. You should contact a foundation repair company for an estimate for repairing the damage but also ensure they explain what caused the issue to begin with. Your foundation may need to be stabilized immediately, so take advantage of our free inspection services to determine the best course of action today.
#3: Foundation Plumbing Leaks
Slab plumbing leaks can also be present even if cracks are not visually evident. Due to Frisco construction practices, there are a number of plumbing pipes that circulate water beneath your floors, and these are housed inside the concrete slab. When one of these leaks, it can cause foundation damage. While a plumber will be required to fix the pipe leak, they are not the ones who are equipped to properly repair the foundation. In some cases, they may have to excavate a pier in order to access the plumbing leak itself. These can leave structural foundation problems, so even if you suspect that a plumbing leak may be present (as evidenced by higher than normal water bills, or moisture seeping up through the flooring itself), you should call a foundation expert first. We can run a water pressure test to isolate and rule out the issue, and advise you on the best path forward.