It can sometimes feel that your work is never-ending as a homeowner. It is a window that needs to be replaced if not the roof that needs repair! Prioritizing some projects and delaying others makes sense since you have only so much time and money. Delay is not an advisable practice when it comes to foundation issues. In addition to any improvements, you’ve invested in, your foundation is the structural base of your home, and its strength and stability ensure the longevity of your home. Depending on the extent of the foundational instability, the problems that result from foundation issues vary. However, there are some common and often costly problems that we at DuraTech Texas list below.
What Happens if Water Gets Under Your Foundation?
A home can be made extremely vulnerable to moisture penetration by a cracked or crumbling foundation. Check for cracks and crevices in the walls if you have a basement. A shifting foundation puts excessive strain on basement walls. When basement walls have been compromised, seepage is almost guaranteed while water can sometimes leak into the basement of a home with a solid foundation. The longer the foundation issues are left unaddressed, the likelihood of significant water damage to your home increases. Several long-term health conditions such as nasal stuffiness, coughing, throat and eye irritation, asthma, and other respiratory problems can be caused from mold and mildew, which thrive in wet subterranean conditions.
Major Structural Foundation Damage
Among the first signs of a degraded foundation are misaligned doors and windows, wall cracks, and uneven floors. You can expect even more problems if you allow this degradation to continue. When the foundation moves, so do some parts of your home as your house sits atop the foundation. Nearly every part of your home can be affected by an unsteady foundation, wooden cross beams, ceilings, upstairs walls, and attached garages. Fixing each damaged component, depending on how extensive the damage is, can be especially excessive and costly.
Plumbing Foundation Problems
Your plumbing is at risk with a degraded foundation. Pipes can become intertwined with the foundation and weave their way into the house, for example, in homes with pier and beam foundation. When the subsoil expands and contracts, it can lift, drop, and dislocate the slab, breaking the pipes below, with regard to concrete slab foundations. Without a professional evaluation, this particular problem can be difficult to correctly diagnose. Since they aren’t always easy to access, repairing under-slab pipes is often costly as well. They are also vulnerable to damage because a shifting foundation will cause structural displacement throughout the house as for above-ground pipes that run through walls and beneath floors.
Foundation Repair Services & More in Crosby, Cypress, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
When it comes to foundation repair in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, DuraTech Texas is your leading expert. Our professionals have the skills, training, and experience to ensure your foundation repair is done with efficient, long-term quality. Contact us today to schedule and inspection so we can see the extent of the damage and address it appropriately.