Do you know how to recognize signs of a settling house? Let’s talk about some of the most common signs, that often times get overlooked.
The most obvious indicator is your driveway. If it’s starting to crack, there’s a good chance your foundation is as well and needs inspected by a professional. A crack on the interior or exterior walls of your home is also a pretty clear sign that something is wrong.
Other indicators aren’t as blatantly obvious. For instance, new drafts coming through window frames and door jambs are also great indicators that your house is settling may no longer be level. You may also notice doors that don’t latch properly, catch on the floor, or become hard to close and open. When your house shifts, the door and window frames shift with it, and while the frame no longer has those perfect 90 degree angles, the doors or windows themselves still do.
Another sign is furniture not sitting level. Sometimes, this could be a problem with the furniture itself, but if all the legs seem to measure up properly and you still feel like you’re sitting on an ancient barstool, this could be an indication of bigger problems.
Lastly, excess moisture by your baseboards could potentially mean there are structural issues. In some instances, this is only a baseboard problem. However, more often than not, it means ground water is getting in through foundation cracks.
If you have noticed any of these signs in your home, call us today to schedule an inspection and free, no obligation estimate (614)-286-3534.