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bill@foundationinspectors.com
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Why is
there
 movement?

When
should I be
concerned?

How do I
know if there
are problems?

Who
can help
me?

What is
included in
an inspection
What
about
repairs?

When should I be concerned?

Pictures can really show when you should be concerned about your foundation.  The examples below are fairly dramatic and foundation movement can be more subtle.  If you repair an interior crack and it reopens, you should be concerned.  Hairline cracks both on the exterior and on the interior, on the other hand, are normal for homes located in this area.   

Brick crack - vertical and stair step

Ceiling crack in sheetrock

Ceramic tile that has buckled and cracked

If your problems are fairly obvious, don't wait -- the foundation mostly likely will only get worse.  If the signs of distress are more subtle, you may want to get a baseline report.  A Relative Elevation Survey and a documentation of observations, will give you something to compare to in the future.
 

If you are not sure, email us and we will send you our FREE copy of our Self-Inspection Foundation Checklist.

 bill@foundationinspectors.com


Why is
there
 movement?

When
should I be
concerned?

How do I
know if there
are problems?

Who
can help
me?

What is
included in
an inspection
What
about
repairs?