Settlement Sinking Repair in Seattle
When your foundation settles and sinks, several issues can affect your home. If you notice any damage like cracks in your concrete floor, stair-step cracking along exterior walls, or a tilting chimney, you may be dealing with foundation settlement issues. When that happens, give us a call so we can help.
To fix foundation settlement, we use SafeBase Push Piers and SafeBase Helical Piers to provide permanent structural repairs.
How to Identify Foundation Settlement Issues
A settling foundation will result in several types of damage, and any of them are telltale signs that you need foundation repairs.
Stair-step cracking is exactly what it sounds like. It presents as a crack along with a brick or concrete block wall that resembles a staircase. Over time, vertical cracks can widen, especially at the top. When this happens, settlement may be in an advanced state.
Damaged Doors and Windows
When foundation settlement occurs, doors and window frames may fall out of the square. Over time, cracks will form at the corners of the structure, and it may become difficult to open your doors and windows.
Tilting or Separating Chimneys
Foundation settlement can result in chimneys that appear as though they are tilting away from the home.
Cracks in Drywall
Drywall cracks may appear at the corners of doors and windows, as well as drywall seams. Cracks like this will be more prominent in the upper levels of your home. If drywall tape is ripping or coming loose, this may be another sign that your foundation is settling. However, cracks in drywall can indicate a sagging crawl space, as well as heaving or sinking floors.
Cracks in Concrete Floor Slabs
Cracks in concrete floor slabs may indicate foundation settlement or settlement in your floor slabs. Both are good reasons to call a professional to inspect the damage.
Schedule a Free Estimate Today
If you have identified potential foundation settlement problems in your home, call Matvey Foundation Repair. We have over 20 years of experience supporting our customers in Seattle and take structural issues very seriously. Call us today at 253-327-1650 and book an appointment for a free estimate for your foundation repairs.