Help in Identifying Signs of Foundation Problems on Structures in Orlando, Ocala, Ft. Lauderdale, Bradenton and All Florida Cities
Ignoring signs of foundation problems at your home or business is never a good idea. While solving foundation issues can often be costly, the longer repairs are delayed the more damage they can cause to your home. Over time and as the foundation problem goes unchecked, the additional consequence will become a more expensive problem to fix. As Florida’s premier foundation repair contractor, Certified Foundations, Inc. (CFI) has made educating Florida’s residents about the signs, causes and solutions for foundation issues a priority. When home and business owners know what the signs of foundation problems they should be looking for, they will have the information to make informed decisions.
Some of the most basic signs that may indicate your home or business has foundation problems include:
- Sticking windows or doors
- Uneven floors
- Depressions in the yard or patches of dead grass
- Leaning fences
- Cracks in driveways or concrete decks
- Wall cracks, especially in mortar between concrete blocks or bricks
- Unlevel pavers
If you see many of these signs of settlement damage, it is important to act quickly. Call your insurer, who will send out a structural engineer for a foundation inspection to evaluate the damage to your home and the possibility of foundation problems effecting your home. If they believe a further geotechnical survey may be required, extensive testing will be ordered. The detailed report which you will receive once the testing is completed, may seem complicated and confusing, but CFI can help you interpret it so that you fully understand the scope of your problem. We can also explain the various methods recommended to repair your foundation issue in the report. We also provide Sinkhole Forum seminars regularly for businesses and homeowners, where people can come to find out more about signs of foundation damage and what to consider when choosing a company to perform repairs.
To learn more about the signs of foundation problems and our many foundation repair services, contact CFI today. We are proud to serve home and business owners in Orlando, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Clearwater and all other Florida communities.