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January 5, 2024

We’ve all seen homes that have been impacted by sinkholes or landslides, creating spectacularly disastrous consequences. However, most homes that have issues with their foundations start with very simple, small signs that indicate there’s a problem down below. In this post, we’ll go over the five most common warning signs that your Rochester home may need home foundation repairs.

5 Signs that You Need Foundation Repair Work

5 Signs that You Need Foundation Repair Work

  1. Sloping, uneven floors. If you regularly have balls roll in one direction when they should stop, or you have problems with floors that have been level in the past, this is a strong sign that something is taking place with your foundation, allowing part of it to settle and taking your floor with it.
  2. Doors and windows sticking or failing to latch. Settlement in your foundation causes the existing openings for doors or windows to become more narrow, causing sticking side to side. However, an earlier warning sign is problems with getting parts of a latch to line up, which can happen prior to sticking.
  3. Cracking, powdery walls. As drywall and mortar settle, cracks can form, and the force of the settling and cracking can grind these parts together, causing powdery substances to appear near the cracks. However, this can also be a sign of mold or mildew due to moisture entering your building envelope.
  4. Popping floor and wall tiles. Tiles require a strong, constant substrate to stick to, and when that substrate sticks, it can cause tiles to snap, rock, and come loose from the bed of mortar it was originally set in. This situation will require careful repair once the settling has been stopped and the foundation fixed.
  5. A wet basement. At Storm Basement Waterproofing, we recognize that a wet basement can come from a wide range of sources. However, we’ve found that a basement that has been dry in the past may have issues with cracks in the foundation that are allowing water to enter the structure.

By recognizing these signs of foundation issues, Rochester residents can have home foundation repairs handled quickly, before the problem becomes much worse, and much more expensive. If you’re worried that your home’s foundation is having issues, the helpful professionals at Storm Basement Waterproofing are ready to help. Please reach out today with any questions, for more information, or to schedule a consultation for your home’s foundation issues.

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