If you own a home, it’s always a good idea to look out for different things that can go wrong and how to spot them. One of those things is foundation problems. In this YouTube video, Chris Yi goes over how you can spot signs of foundation problems and when you should call a professional to fix them. Your foundation supports your home and keeps your family safe.
When you take care of these issues when they start, it can save you a lot of money.
The first way to spot any foundation issues is by observing your exterior. One sign of a problem is a leaning or cracked chimney. This is the heaviest part of your home and a lot of weight is concentrated in a small area. Another issue is foundational settlement. If the foundation is unable to support your home, then your home will sink into the ground and settle.
Not only does the outside show foundation problems, but the inside will show it as well. If your drywall is cracked, it is more than a cosmetic issue. It’s a sign that there is an issue with your foundation. If there are gaps between your floor and walls, it is just another sign you have a problem. The video discusses further why these are great issues and why you should always trust a professional.