Dirk Oberzan October 30th, 2020
Posted In: Foundation Repair
With summer now in the rearview mirror, it is time to enjoy fall colors, crisp cool mornings, pumpkin spice and everything else that comes with a Kansas City fall. While enjoying the change in the season, your home may be in need of foundation care. The fall and winter can be pretty harsh on foundation walls.
The main reason for working on the exterior of your home’s foundation is to keep water out. Not only will you keep water out, but the cold will stay out and the interior of your home will stay comfortable.
The first step is to walk around the exterior of your house and inspect for any cracks, full gutters, clogged downspouts, and roof damage. If you find any problems, it is best to fix the issues before the cold weather sets in for winter. Foundation issues should never be put on hold. The problem won’t get better. Your issue will only get worse.
Additionally, while you are outside, check the exterior of your property to make sure the grade slopes correctly away from the house. The downspouts should also drain at least five feet away from your home. This ensures that water is directing away from your home.
When you move inside the home, you will want to inspect for wall cracks. What do wall cracks mean? A wall crack typically means that foundation damage is present. Not only will wall cracks let in the cold air, water, insects and rodents, it is also a warning sign that something bigger is going on. Take this warning as a sign to call Norris Foundation Repair.
If you have noticed cracks in your foundation walls, drywall, water seeping into your home or your doors and windows are difficult to open or shut it is important to call us for a free estimate. We will send out an expert to provide you with a complete repair plan and quote to fix the issue.