Identifying Structural Issues in Your Home

Monday, April 12th, 2021 by Alexis Wolfe

Foundation Settlement

No amount of foundation settlement is ever normal or good - and it will only get worse over time. But how can you know if your foundation is settling? If your doors and windows are sticking or your walls have started cracking - it is time to have your foundation evaluated.

Cracking walls are a sign of foundation settlement.

The following can be signs of foundation settlement in your home:

  • Sticking doors and windows 
  • Cracking steps 
  • Tilting chimney 
  • Cracking walls 


Sagging Floors

Sloping and sagging first-level floors can be a sign of structural issues in your crawl space or basement. If you are noticing uneven, sloping, or sagging floors in your home - you may have structural issues that need to be addressed.

Sagging floors are a sign of foundation issues.

Keep an eye out for the following signs of sagging floors: 

  • Sticking doors
  • Gaps between the floor and wall 
  • Rotten wooden crawl space floor joists
  • Cracking walls


Wall Failure

Foundation wall failure is one of the more obvious and disturbing foundation issues that you may notice in your home. Typically this is displayed through bowing, tipping, or sliding foundation walls. We have several systems that will resolve these issues and permanently stabilize the walls.

Bowing basement walls are a sign of structural failure.

Look out for the following signs of wall failure in your home:

  • Top of wall tipping in
  • Bottom of wall sliding in
  • Leaning walls
  • Cracking Walls


What should I do about structural issues in my home?

Once you have noticed the signs of structural damage in your home, it's important to get them professionally addressed as soon as possible. This ensures the greatest chance for resolution and even potentially reversal of the damage. 

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22 Reilly Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601