Are you concerned that your home may have a problem with its foundation? If you’ve noticed cracks in your walls, shifted door frames, or anything else out of the ordinary, this is a very real possibility, and catching it early on is one of the best things you can do. To catch it early, obviously keep an eye out for such warning signs, and when you do see them, be sure to give a foundation expert such as ourselves a call, and we can perform a thorough inspection. Today we will go over the traditional foundation inspection process, to give you an idea of what to expect.
Meet & Discuss
The first thing we do is meet with you to discuss the items you’ve noticed, that gave you reason to call. Additionally, we will ask you a few questions regarding other symptoms of foundation damage, to see if there is anything else we specifically need to watch for first.
After we’ve spoken with you, we will begin our inspection with a walk through. First we will examine the areas you brought to our attention, and then we will search for other signs of damage. We will take different measurements, and thoroughly examine your home’s piers, joints, and beams.
After we have finished examining any problem areas, we will determine if repairs are necessary at this time. In some cases, the cracks are only a cosmetic issue, and may not need repairs. In other cases, a home can be sunk between an inch and six inches, and need repair sooner rather than later.