No one expects their home to have a sinking foundation. If you notice any of the following signs, contact this New Orleans house leveling professional for a free evaluation. Some indications of a faulty foundation include the following: you may see that the windows and doors are misaligned, or there are cracks in the walls. Floors may be out of level. Exterior warning signs are cracks in the foundation or broken bricks. Foundation problems can be a real nightmare and get worse as time goes on. It is important to correct the problem as soon as possible for the best possible outcome.
Some reasons that your foundation may be sinking are poor soils beneath your foundation that expands and contracts during various times of the year. The condition of the ground appears to be a leading cause of home foundation problems. When there is inadequate water drainage on your property or plumbing issues, foundations can sink. Water and erosion can impact home’s foundation. Whether it is a plumbing issue, drainage from the driveway, standing water can severely affect the ground beneath the foundation of your home.
Soil that was poorly compacted when your home was built can result in significant problems as well as poor foundation construction. Expansive soils will expand and contract depending on the weather conditions and the moisture content of the ground. When the soil expands or contracts at different times, cracks in the walls appear. Weather will often impact the expansion and contraction process. Foundation cracks can be the result of a differential settlement. Al Sanchez Construction has been a leader in foundation repair and house leveling for over fifty years in the New Orleans area. This company is noted for outstanding service.
Al Sanchez Construction
4621 W Napoleon Avenue #106
Metairie, LA 70003