Sticky doors & windows may be signs you need foundation repair in San Antonio
The old fashioned method of pounding on windows or cutting the foot of doors when their stuck does not solve a real foundation problem with your home. Often times the cause of these issues has more to do with expanding & contracting of the surrounding soil more than anything else. Bad drainage, ground movement, subsidence or poor construction of foundation repair. The condition will usually be noticed when doors and windows that are used to open and close start sticking, or become difficult to open. If your home has a brick exterior, you may notice “stair step” cracks near corners or doors and windows. As your home settles these cracks will become wider.
Inspect the doors and windows that are sticking. Are there wedge shaped gaps directly below or above them? Is the molding cracking or pulling away? Are there any drywall cracks close to the doors or windows? And more importantly do you have cracks in the foundation near the problem doors or windows? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may need the services of an expert in foundation repair in San Antonio.
Don’t ignore signs you may need foundation repair in San Antonio
Ignoring your window and door problems will not make them go away, you will only see the problem get worse with time. Differential settlement, poor soils and or water issues may be causing your problems. A foundation engineer or foundation repair expert can tell you if the problem is structural or only a “moisture related problem”.
Watch the following video for a tip from Ernie about your foundation: