A Look at Understanding Structural Foundation Damage

If you live in a house that has large cracks in the walls or large cracks coming off of the corners of your doors and window openings, there’s a good chance that your house is suffering from structural foundation damage. What does it look like and what can we do about it?

The first thing that we need to do is understand how the structural foundation damage actually happened to your house. The major cause for structural foundation damage in most parts of the United States is going to be poor soil conditions and erosion.

If the soil isn’t compacted properly or the house was built on poor soil, there is a very good chance that the house will suffer eventually from foundation damage, however the extent of the damage won’t be known until it actually happens.

Now what can you do about the house that has large cracks on the interior and exterior walls? You can fix the walls, but if you don’t fix the foundation, you’re going to have more cracks in the future. You can’t fix the walls before you fix the building foundation damage.

It would take a lot more than this simple article to tell you everything that I know about structural foundation damage, but the one thing that I can tell you for sure, is to get it fixed as soon as possible, to prevent more damage to the rest of the house.

Even if you get books, read articles or watch movies on foundation repairs, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to contact a licensed professional to get their opinions. If you’re not going to hire the building foundation repair contractors, explain your situation to them and see if they can offer any advice or work out some sort of financial agreement, just in case you need their services.