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Signs Your Home’s Foundation Needs Repair

The structural integrity of your home is largely dependent on the strength of the foundation. If you suspect that your home is suffering from structural issues, contact your local Culpeper County foundation repair team to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible. Catching warning signs early on can help you avoid further damage and costlier repairs.

Culpeper Home Services is here to help you fix your foundation problem and make sure your home returns to normal. Call today to speak with our experts and receive the right solution.

Do you notice cracks on your walls? Hairline cracks are typically not cause for alarm and often form with the changing of seasons or when your home has slightly settled (which is normal).

What you do need to look out for are extensive horizontal cracks on your basement wall—these types of cracks strongly point to damage in the foundation.

Other signs of foundational damage include uneven floors, cracks forming near doors or windows, chimneys that are starting to tilt, and weakened flooring above a crawl space.

What causes these problems? Foundational issues are often caused by pressure created due to soil shifts—which in turn are brought about by leaking water lines, heavy rain, or flooding.

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Immediate Inspection Recommended

Serious foundation problems will first need to be inspected by a structural engineer before repair can begin. The engineer will identify the extent of the problem, provide a report of their findings, and draw up a solution. The foundation repair team at Culpeper Home Services will then carry out the job based on the engineer’s plan.

Don’t hesitate to call for professional help if you suspect a problem with your foundation. Delaying repair can lead to further issues and more complicated solutions. Existing foundation problems can also make it difficult for you to sell your home should you decide to put it on the market. Enjoy greater peace of mind with early detection and repair.

Solutions to Foundation Problems

The following are just some of the solutions we provide:

  • Underpinning and foundation stabilization—Heavy rain and shifting soil can weaken the strength of your foundation over time, which can lead to slab settlement. Stabilization will help secure your foundation so it continues to provide your home with the necessary structural support. We can carry out this solution using either helical piers, push piers, or slab piers.
  • Bowing wall repair—Are your walls buckling or moving inward? This is a case of bowed walls and a strong sign that your foundation needs to be inspected and repaired. We can help you fixed bowed walls by installing wall anchor systems. The type of system and material used will depend on your particular situation. We will go over your options and recommend the one that meets your needs and preferences.

Culpeper Home Services will make sure you receive the right solution depending on the type of problem affecting your home and foundation.

Schedule Service Now

Call (540) 845-3653 to schedule immediate foundation repair in Culpeper County.

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Culpeper Home Services
1202 S Main St.
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 845-3653
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