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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 by Alexa Hilger-Sawochka
It’s hard to know when your home may have foundation problems, but DBS can help identify a few warning signs, so you can fix the problem sooner rather than later. The first way to identify a problem in the foundation or unstable walls is cracking, like we saw in the St. Louis Park home. This is one of the most evident signs, if any walls are cracking or crumbling, make sure to get it checked out.
The next sign is water damage and soil shifting. When water drains wrong, it can cause foundation failure. The soil around the home becomes soft and expands with the water, often creating a problem in the pressure that needs to be addressed. The last sign is sagging floors. Sagging floors can be a problem because it begins in the foundation and can spread to other regions of the home. This problem is often identifiable by finding gaps in areas where the floors and ceilings meet.
When evaluating your homes foundation, make sure to look at all corners and connections of your home, make sure that the walls are straight and aligned. It’s also important to avoid mold because water damage and cracking is often how mold begins to grow.