Extreme Cold Can Crack Home Foundation
Just like extreme heat can affect the foundation of your home, extreme cold can cause cracks in a home foundation as well. There are symptoms this is occurring around your home, and knowing the early warning signs can mean the difference between a small spot repair and a large project to save the entire foundation of your home.
Signs You May Have Damage to Your Foundation
All homeowners should be on the lookout for foundation issues. If you reside in a part of the country that experiences extremes of temperature in heat or cold, you need to be especially on guard for early warning signs on both the exterior and interior of your home.
Exterior Warning Signs
Warning signs on the exterior can be shown in wall rotation, and noticeable separation around windows and doors. Cracked bricks and shifted moldings are other signs to look for around the outside of your home. Sometimes these can be missed because of trees or bushes around the house blocking the view to the brickwork.
Interior Warning Signs
These are even easier to spot. Doors that don’t open and close properly, doors that get stuck shut can be early indicators of an issue with the foundation. Cracked walls and water seeping in the basement where the wall meets the floor are other warning signs. There may or may not be visible cracking in the floor. Another sign all is not well with your foundation is if you see bulging walls or floors.
The best plan of action if you are seeing any of these signs is to have a professional company check out your foundation. Repairing damage to a foundation is never a one-size-fits-all project, as every home is unique. A professional can help diagnose if there’s an issue and offer solutions for the best plan of action for repair as well as stopping any further foundation damage.