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Common foundation problem signs or symptoms include:

Foundation SettlementFoundation settlement is the term used to describe a building or house that has wholly or a portion of, gradually sunken lower into the ground below where it was originally constructed.  When this happens, your home can suffer a multitude of structural damage, and at worst, could possibly even collapse.

Basement or crawl space moistureBasement or crawl space moisture can contribute to several home issues including mold growth, musty smells, and sagging, uneven floors throughout the house. Water and moisture can seep in through foundation cracks.

Crooked windows and doors:  When foundations settle, shift, or crack, problems such as crooked windows and doors often develop.  Often windows or doors won't shut all of the way or no long function as they once did.  Drywall cracks also often develop at the corners of the window and door frames.

Uneven floorsWarped, uneven, or sagging floors can be related foundation problems.  Shifting soil, improper bearing soil, humidity from water seepage, and inadequate foundation waterproofing can contribute to flooring issues.

Cracked and bowed foundation wallsCracks, buckling, and bowing walls are often observed in unfinished areas where the foundation wall is exposed.  Soil movement around or under the foundation, hydrostatic pressure, and failed drainage systems are common culprits.

Cracked bricksCracks in foundation bricks or facade bricks are often more than just an aesthetic problem.  Soil movement around or under the foundation, hydrostatic pressure, and inadequate bearing soil are common culprits.

Standing water around the house:  Rainwater must be diverted away from houses via gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems or ponding can occur and lead to more serious issues such as foundation settlement.  

Leaning or cracked chimney:  Poor exterior drainage or bearing soil can cause foundations to crack and settle, resulting in a cracked chimney or a chimney pulling away from the house.  Tie backs or helical piles can be installed to secure an unstable chimney.

Cracked blocksCracks in foundation blocks are often more than just an aesthetic problem.  Soil movement around or under the foundation, hydrostatic pressure, and inadequate bearing soil are common culprits.

Pests or insects in the basementPests or insects such as mice, centipedes, carpenter ants, and roaches are drawn to wet basements and often enter through foundation cracks.

Drywall CracksCracks in drywall can be a the result of an unstable or settling foundation.

Nail popsNail pops in drywall, even in an upper level can be a the result of an unstable or settling foundation.

Sinking FoundationFoundation settlement is the term used to describe a building or house that has wholly or a portion of, gradually sunken lower into the ground below where it was originally constructed.  When this happens, your home can suffer a multitude of structural damage, and at worst, could possibly even collapse.

Stuck windows and doors:  When foundations settle, shift, or crack, problems such as crooked windows and doors often develop.  Often windows or doors won't shut all of the way or no long function as they once did.  Drywall cracks also often develop at the corners of the window and door frames.

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