Sinking & Settling Foundation in Alabama

When there's a problem in the structured settlement of your house then the results may come worrying to you. Providing Sinking & Settling Foundation solutions is not everyone's cup of tea. It requires greater skills along with years and years of training. 

OXFOUNDATION has the best experts in Alabama to do the right job for you. If you want our support and services then please call us at 205-303-3404 and one of our friendly customer care services will aid you right away. 

Symptoms of Settling Foundation

  • Stair-step cracks in brick or concrete block foundation walls
  • Leaning, tilting chimneys
  • Cracks around doors and windows
  • Jamming, sticking doors and windows
  • Cracks in a concrete slab floor
  • Cracks in drywall

How you can Identify Structural Settlement Issues?

  1. Stair-Step Cracking: Stair-step cracking is one of the surest signs of foundation settlement and is very common in brick, and also in concrete block walls. As the settlement continues, vertical cracks may widen or become uneven as wall sections tilt away from each other, indicating more severe displacement. Keep an eye out for cracks that are wider at the top than at the bottom, as this is a sign of advancing settlement.
  2. Tilting Chimneys: Tilting chimneys that are separating from the home are one of the most intimidating and dramatic signs of a settling foundation. Sometimes a chimney is built on a footing that is not connected to the house foundation. The enormous weight of a chimney can make it even more at risk of settlement.
  3. Damaged Doors & Windows: An opening cut in any wall is a weak point, so signs of foundation settlement often show up around door and window openings. Doors and window frames may be racked out of the square. Cracks may extend from the corners above doors and windows. Doors may separate from the framing or exterior finish. Other signs include sticking, jamming doors and windows, and locks that stop working.
  4. Slab Floor Cracking: Cracks in your concrete floor slab can be a sign of foundation settlement, but they may also be a sign that the slab floor alone has settled. There are times when your slab floor may sink or lift independently of the foundation walls, damaging the floors but not necessarily the foundation walls themselves.
  5. Drywall Cracks: Cracks in drywall throughout the house are reliable indicators of foundation settlement. Cracks will often be larger and more obvious in the home's upper levels. Typical drywall cracks during foundation settlement are commonly located at the corners of doors and windows and along drywall seams. Drywall tape can also be a good indicator, especially if it's ripping or coming loose. Drywall cracks can also be a sign of sinking crawl space supports, sinking floors, and heaving floors.

Why Choose OXFOUNDATION in Alabama

OXFOUNDATION is the best basement waterproofing company in all of Alabama. It is our great pride and honor to earn your trust and love for so many years now. It's because of this compassionate affection our company has been striving hard to achieve great success and provide the best services to all our respected customers. So if you want to be a part of our family then please call us at 205-303-3404 and we shall get in touch with you ASAP!

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