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How To Identify House Foundation Issues
When you own a home, the last thing you want is to experience problems with its structural integrity. One essential part of your home that you especially want to protect from being damaged is the foundation. It is upon this structure that the rest of your home is built. Any problems that start in the deep recesses of your home have the potential to spread throughout the whole structure. You can believe that foundation issues will become a much bigger hassle if they are left unresolved. Here is what you should look for if you suspect you may have these types of problems in your home. We’ll also suggest how to safeguard against the potential danger of normal spring torrential rainfall and high waters.
Check The Gutters
Your gutters are there to direct rainfall away from the foundation and protect your home from suffering water damage. If they are clogged with debris, they cannot do their job properly. Obstructed gutters may cause problems for your home like water damage to your roof. They also open you up to more problems in the material on which your home is founded.
Call Toledo Basement Repair to figure out the best solution for your over clogged and dirty gutters.
Look For Cracks
One of the huge markers that tell you you have some issues in the foundation of your home is if there are cracks in your walls. They can also tell you what you can do about it. While it is normal for a home to ‘settle’ for the first couple years after its construction and develop small, barely visible cracks and lines, ones that are larger than a hairline crack can point to an abnormal amount of ‘settling’. If you witness this, your foundation needs to be assessed right away! Even if even if the cracks appear somewhere other than your basement, you want to call Toledo Basement Repair to determine where the problem originates.
Check The Doors
You may think that a door that once worked well, but no longer does points to a problem with the door. While you may be right, the majority of the time it is a problem in the structural integrity of your home. When your doors do not fit in their jambs or stick due to the humidity in the air, common following a rainstorm, it is more likely to be that you need Toledo Basement Repair to come out and check it over for you.
It is so important to routinely check out the foundation of your home. Have the experts at Toledo Basement Repair come out and regularly perform an evaluation. Due to the current crisis, it is even more important to protect the health of your home.
You should know that your health is important to us as well. We have taken steps to provide the utmost in protection by sanitary hygiene practices and procedures. If you are stuck in the house all day, you want it to not fall apart around you. Give us a call and we can put your mind at ease.
Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.