Common Signs of Foundation Settlement | Ask the Expert

In this episode of Ask the Expert, a customer from Cochrane, Alberta asks owner Doug Lacey what are the signs of foundation problems he should be looking for in his home.

Common signs of foundation problems include cracks in the dry wall, as well as cracks in stucco, especially around the windows and doors. Stair step cracks on brick veneers, and block basement walls, foundation wall cracks, uneven or sinking floors and windows & doors that stick are also some tell-tale signs of foundation problem.

All these symptoms may indicate foundation settlement, but in Calgary and the surrounding geography, it can also be a sign of foundation heaving. Since the ground tends to freeze and expand during the winter season, an enormous amount of pressure is exerted on the walls and slabs, causing them to heave and bow. If your building is experiencing foundation heaving or settlement, it is important to call a foundation repair technician immediately, because, if left untreated, these foundation problems will always get worse.

The longer you wait to fix your foundation, the more expensive and difficult the repairs may become. Doug Lacey’s Calgary Basement Systems offers a full range of state-of-the art foundation repair technologies to quickly and permanently fix any type of foundation structural damage your building may be experiencing, including foundation push piers, helical piers, wall anchors and braces.

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