Here’s a few tips on what to watch out for this winter:
What causes foundation problems in a home?
Foundation failure is often caused by unstable soil beneath the home. In the winter months, some soil retains water that freezes. Ice expands as it forms and creates additional pressure on your foundation walls. The constant change in temperature and moisture creates an unstable base for your foundation to sit on.
How do you know if you have a problem?
Over time, the unreliable soil underneath your home will begin to affect the integrity of your home’s foundation. Here are a few warning signs of a failing foundation:
- Exterior stair-step cracks;
- Sticking doors and windows;
- Uneven floors;
- Bowed basement walls;
- Interior dry wall cracks.
What should you do?
Foundation problems only get worse over time. Calling the experts as soon as you notice the problem will only benefit you and your home in the long run. Fixing the problem now is the most effective course of action. If you wait to get the problem solved, you risk having the cost increase. Rising production and labor costs and potentially worsening issues could drive up your total spend. It is never cheaper to fix than it is today.
The experts at BQ Basements and Concrete can give you a free inspection of your property and create a custom permanent solution for your home that will give you with peace of mind for years to come.
Contact BQ Basements & Concrete today at 215-709-6225 to schedule a FREE estimate and to learn how you can turn your home into a healthier, happier environment!
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