The foundation is the support system for your entire home.

image of large crack in an exterior brick wall

This is a very obvious clue that the foundation has issues, but you can often catch foundation problems early on by looking at the interior of your home for changes in the floor and walls.

A foundation fails when the soil underneath the foundation starts to change and move.

The foundation will change and move along with the soil. Your home will do the same. This will lead to problems with the structure of your home.

Some signs that the foundation is shifting are:

  • Walls that bow or crack
  • Floors that are slanted or uneven
  • Separation between walls and the floor or ceiling

These things are all potential signs of foundation failure. As time goes on, foundation problems will keep causing further structural issues within your home. This is one of the many reasons that foundation problems can’t be ignored.

Image of foundation issues, where the wall and floor have come apartDon’t Ignore the Problem.

One of the biggest mistakes that a person can make when it comes to foundation repair is ignoring it.

Foundation problems happen over time and only get worse.

When you ignore the foundation problem signs then you are just letting it get worse. In the end this will mean that you will have to pay more to fix it and you will have more damage to your home.

Call Certified Home Inspector Joe Barnett with Bumblebee Home Inspection at 512-774-5094