Signs You May Need House Leveling
House leveling is not something that everyone needs to learn about. However, if you live in an older home or you live in an area where flooding or droughts are common, house leveling may be a service that you find yourself in need of. House leveling is needed when the foundation begins to sink, typically either due to age, tree root issues, plumbing mishapes, droughts or flooding that washed away the soil or sand that stabilizes the foundation. Installing concrete/pier and beam foundations can work to stabilize your foundation. Here are a few of the most common signs that you may need house leveling.
One of the signs that your foundation may be sinking includes finding cracks around the base of your home around the home's exterior. Sticking doors is usually one of the first signs of a home settling or you may also notice cracks inside of your home, typically in the bottom or upper corners or around door frames and windows. Speaking of door frames and windows, you may notice that the door or window is hard to open or close or the framework is shifting if your home's foundation is sinking or not level. If your home is left to sink for some time, you may actually notice that the flooring in your home is not level. One side may be higher or lower than another. Using a level will help you to determine if this is an issue with the flooring in your home.
If you notice these problems in your home, your foundation may be sinking unevenly. House leveling with the use of concrete/pier and beam foundations can help to level your home once again, so it is stable. Here at Lapel Structural House Moving, we can jack or lift your home up so foundation work can be completed, helping to stabilize your home. Contact us today to get started.