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The 3 Most Common Signs Of A Sinking foundation

If you are a homeowner in the St. Louis area then it is likely that at some point you may experience foundation settlement issues. At times it can be difficult to identify when you are experiencing issues that may need crack repair or even foundation piering. Our experts are here to help. To learn more about how to identify foundation settlement in your home you can watch this short video where one of our foundation repair experts goes over the 3 most common signs of a sinking foundation.

Stair Stepping Cracks

If you get a chance go outside and look at the bricks on the sides of your home. Stairstep cracks in bricks indicate a vertical settlement in the foundation which is common due to the clay soil types found here in mid-Missouri.

Cracks in Drywall

Another thing we can look for as homeowners on the main level or upstairs in our houses is new or additional cracking in drywall. This is a clear sign of foundation settlement and if noticed should be repaired by a professional as soon as possible.

Window and Door Sticking

One of the last things you want to watch out for is if your windows and doors are sticking or have become hard to open. This is a very common sign of vertical settlement in your foundation and may require an experienced professional to evaluate the issue.

These are all common signs of foundation settlement that occurs regularly on home here in the mid-west. Our team of experts is trained to identify foundaiton settlement issues in your home, and may be able to fix a small issue before it turns into a serious problem. Contact our experts today to schedule an inspection by calling 314-202-5000 or by filling out our online contact form.

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