A Homeowner's Guide to Foundation DamagePosted by Shawn Clayton on
How large of an issue is foundation damage for homeowners? Problems with the foundation may show up initially as cracks above windows, an easily observable change. Cracks in the foundation can later become wider systemic problems for homeowners, especially if they are not addressed quickly. The foundation is an important structural aspect of a home, especially waterfront properties, and issues can make for extra expenses when it comes time to sell a property.
When Should Homeowners Worry?
Is a crack the end of the world? Not all cracks indicate serious damage. Some cracks may form as a result of natural settling. In such cases, home inspector Kelvin Liriano suggests sealing thin cracks in order to protect the home from water intrusion.…
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