What are Some of The Visible Signs of Foundation Settlement?

On the interior of the home look for:

  1. Floors that slope or are uneven
  2. Sticky doors and windows
  3. Drywall cracks
  4. Cracks in Corners
  5. Cracks in concrete floors greater than 1/16th of an inch
  6. Cracks above doors
  7. Cracks above or under windows

On the exterior of the home look for:

  1. Concrete driveway, patio or sidewaks that are seperating from the foundation
  2. A chimney thate is leaning
  3. Wood trim that seperates at joints in corners
  4. Stair step cracks in brick walls
  5. A variation of width in brick or mortor joints
  6. A roof-line that buckles

Any of the above signs may indicate settling of the foundation. Some settling is normal and can be expected. If however if you feel there could be a future problem with a leaky basement and you may be in need of foundation repair or basement repair call an expert and get some advice.

CrackMaster Concrete has been in business since 1994 and is a master in dry basements. They can be reached at 604-614-2615.