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Sticking Windows and Doors

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Did you know that sticking windows and doors could be a sign of foundation issues? Aside from the occasional expansion and contraction that happens during a change of temperature, your doors and windows should function with ease. 

If you notice gaps around your windows or doors, or they become hard to open and close, this could be due to foundation settlement. This happens when the soil beneath a foundation is unstable. Unstable soil beneath your foundation can be due to a number of things like erosion, soil shrinkage, hydrostatic pressure, and poor soil compaction. 

When the soil beneath your foundation is unstable, it can allow for a multitude of issues to arise. It’s important to know the signs of foundation issues in order to catch them early. The earlier these issues are addressed, there’s a better chance to stabilize your foundation and save your home from further damage. 

Unstable Soil Under Foundations Can Cause:

  • Foundation cracks
  • Water damage
  • Cracks in walls
  • Sticking windows
  • Sticking doors
  • Leaning or bowing walls
  • Leaning chimneys
  • Sloping floors
  • Cracks in floors

If you notice any of the problems mentioned above, contact us for a thorough inspection of your entire home. We’re confident that we will be able to provide you a safe and secure solution to your foundation problems.