Your home is an incredibly important investment. It’s where your family lives and stays warm. It’s where you keep all of your memories and happy thoughts. And it’s where you binge watch your shows on Netflix all night. Of course, you want to protect it. 

And chances are that your house is already hinting that it needs special attention. If you’re wondering if your foundation needs some looking into, you might want to look out for these signs: 

Sticky doors and windows: Are your windows and doors suddenly sticking or jamming? All of a sudden, they just won’t latch? These might be hints that you have some foundation problems.

Cracks: These are indicators that something is wrong. Make sure to check for cracks in the mortar/brickwork of your home. It can even be inside in the drywall, plaster or wood. 

Uneven floors: These don’t necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with your foundation, but it could still indicate that it needs to be checked. 

Slanted Mortar Joints: Measure the joints and find out if there are any discrepancies. These might tell you that there are foundation issues. 

Major Repairs: Older homes usually require major repairs. If you are a new owner of an older home or are looking to buy one, make sure to have your home checked and the repairs assessed to determine the causes. 

Puddles: It’s a home; not a swimming pool. So if you notice any puddles at corners or around the perimeter of your house, it could be a foundation problem. 

Cabinets shifting: Check your countertops and cabinets if they’re pulling away from the walls. If they are (even a tiny bit) it might mean that your foundation is weakening. 

Bugs: Bugs are easily drawn to the dampness that could be seeping through the cracks of your foundation. If you notice bugs in your basement, your foundation might be cracking up (literally). 

  • Smell: More nasty things can come from foundation cracks and those are nasty smells. So if you smell something foul from your basement or crawl space, it might be time to have your foundation checked. 

If you notice any of these signs in your home, don’t wait around! Sherrill Structural Repair is always ready to help you out. Call us at 980-250-2711.