Does your home seem to have a slight slope? Have you ever watched a ball roll across your floor on its own? When you try to close your windows or doors, do they stick or refuse to budge? Or, have you noticed cracks in your walls, tile, or ceilings?
Some homeowners have gotten used to these issues and think they're merely charming parts of their home that add character. They don't realize that over time, the problems can get much, much worse and lead to very costly structural overhauls. All of these issues are common symptoms of a foundation settlement that requires house leveling.
Your best bet is to call Lone Star Foundation Repair. We have the house leveling tools and experience to raise your sloped floors back to their original height and stop the problem from getting any worse. Our skilled crewmembers will carefully adjust your structure until the job is done.
Most people can understand why their foundation may sink over the years, but many struggle to understand how it could rise as well.
Here's the difference between foundation heaving and settlement, and the common cause of each.
Foundation heaving is when one side or section of your house's foundation rises above its previous level, leaving the home unlevel. The most common cause of foundation heaving is when moisture builds up in the soil and causes the ground to expand, lifting the home's foundation.
Moisture can get trapped in the soil for several reasons. For example, improper drainage may result in water traveling beneath your house rather than away from your home. If that happens, over time, your foundation will suffer.
Foundation settling is when one side or section of a home’s foundation begins to sag or sink. This is typically caused when the moisture in the soil is dried up and the soil contracts. If that happens, your foundation may begin to sink.
Place one of your child's bouncy balls on the floor. If it rolls by itself, you may have a foundation problem. Other common signs of uneven floors are noisy floors, noticeable dips, and bowed sections.
If your patio or sidewalk is cracked or a portion of it is raised above the other sections, your foundation may need work.
You know that cracked stair-step pattern you see in the brick mortar of older homes? That's not character or charm. It's a foundation problem.
When you open your door or window, does it get stuck? This could be because the walls are uneven, which is often an important sign of foundation heave or settlement that you shouldn't ignore.
Not every stuck window or sloped floor is the result of foundation repair. If you believe you may have foundation problems, our foundation repair experts can inspect your home at no cost to you.
Lone Star Foundation Repair does house leveling in East Texas the right way. Call us today to learn more about our services.