You typically begin to notice long cracks in the wall. Significant settlement can lead to pronounced horizontal, vertical, and stair-step cracks.
Excess water can cause soil to expand and lead to lateral displacement. This can lead to visible horizontal cracks or the wall buckling inward which would require foundation repair along with any damage caused to the basement.
Surface seepage and settlement are key causes of vertical cracks. Vertical cracks commonly leak and if not repaired can become more substantial over time.
Damaged Joists and I-Beams
Related to the sagging floors, the support systems start to droop. Additionally, you may notice the doors and windows are not shutting correctly.
Movement is detected when you notice cracks in the walls shifting. Additionally, you may notice walls bending or bulging.
Deteriorated and Damaged Brick
Due to brick’s porous nature, moisture collects causing it to erode. You’ll notice flakiness and powdery residue.
Deteriorated and Damaged Cinder Block
Signs of efflorescence (a white powdery deposit) will develop on cinder blocks. Additional damage is seen in cracks, breakage, corner separation, and holes.
Often noticed in older homes, the first floor will start sagging. The floor will feel spongy and you may notice crays in the drywall.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, give us a call right away at 262-933-5616 for a free consultation. We understand this can be an intimidating process. With complete clarity, we’re available to answer your questions and educate you.
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