K & S Contracting specializes in foundation repair for homeowners across Saskatchewan. In addition, they also offer general contracting services to Saskatoon and the surrounding area. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon tip, K & S Contracting, Trusted Saskatoon General Contractors, and foundation specialists, ask: is the foundation of your home sinking?
The foundation is the most important part of a house as it provides the necessary support to the entire structure. Any damage or issue with the foundation can lead to serious structural problems and safety hazards. One of the most common foundation problems is sinking, which can cause cracks in walls, windows, doors, and other structural components. Here are some signs that may indicate that the foundation of your home is sinking.
Cracks in walls and floors: One of the most obvious signs of a sinking foundation is cracks in walls and floors. Look for cracks that are wider than 1/4 inch, especially if they are diagonal or appear near windows and doors. Horizontal cracks may also indicate that the foundation is settling unevenly.
Uneven floors: If you notice that your floors are sloping or sagging, it may be a sign that the foundation is sinking on one side. Check if doors and windows are sticking or not closing properly, as this may also indicate a problem with the foundation.
Water pooling around the foundation: Water pooling around the foundation can cause soil erosion and weaken the foundation over time. If you notice water pooling around the foundation after rain or irrigation, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.
Chimney leaning: Not many homes in Saskatoon have a chimney anymore, but if you have one of those amazing vintage homes and it does have a chimney, than a leaning chimney is a clear sign that the foundation is sinking on one side. If you notice that your chimney is leaning, it is important to have it inspected by K & S Contracting.
Cracks in exterior walls: If you notice cracks in the exterior walls of your home, it may be a sign of a sinking foundation. Look for cracks that are wider at the top than at the bottom, as this may indicate that the foundation is sinking on one side.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have your foundation inspected by K & S Contracting as soon as possible. Ignoring foundation problems can lead to serious safety hazards and costly repairs down the line. K & S Contracting can identify the cause of the problem and recommend the best course of action to fix it. Don’t wait until it’s too late – address foundation issues as soon as possible to protect your home and family. Contact Steve with K & S Contracting today.