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September 29th, 2020

Posted In: Foundation Repair

The Dangers of Not Fixing Foundation Problems

A failing foundation can lead to several problems. The longer the problem is put on the back burner, the bigger the problem can become. Knowing the signs of foundation issues is the first step in keeping your house in great shape.

Foundation Issues and Your HomeFoundation Failure In Kansas City

One of the biggest dangers of putting off your home foundation to a later date is that it can lead to structural damage. Foundation problems don’t happen overnight. They are gradual and often times occur over several years.
Wet soil will expand. Dry soil will shrink. When dry soil shrinks it can cause voids under your home foundation. At that point, a foundation can fail. That can lead to a chain of events ranging from the following:

  • Cracks in foundation walls
  • Cracks in drywall
  • Windows and doors sticking
  • Sloping floors

If these issues occur, it is important to have your home inspected immediately.

Water Damage

The Kansas City area has had several hard rain storms lately. That can lead to issues around the house. When a house has improper drainage that can lead to water problems inside the house. Water can pool up around the foundation. This can lead to heaving, which pushes the foundation up leading the water to seep into the home.

Mold and Mildew

Once a home has water damage mold and mildew growth. A moist, humid environment below the home’s foundation is the perfect setting for mold and mildew. If a home has foundation cracks, water will seep in almost every time it rains. The problem will continue to grow.
Mold exposure can lead to serious health problems. These problems can range from itchy watery eyes, chronic sneezing, rashes, mucus membranes in the nose and throat, fatigue and headaches.

Contact Norris Foundation

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 a foundation repair expert to provide you with a complete repair plan and quote to fix the issue.

Contact Norris Foundation Repair today for your free estimate. For more information, please like us on Facebook.