As a homeowner, one of the last things you would ever want to happen is your foundation to settle or sink. Not only can this cause you a lot of headaches and financial pains, but it also makes your house unsafe for you and your loved ones.

Whether you’ve owned your home for only a few years or have lived in it since you were young, you trust that your home has been built as securely and safely as possible. 

However, when it comes to homes, and especially to your foundation, everything depends on the soil on which it is built. 

Knowing what kind of soil your home is standing on can give you a lot of insight into how to take care of it, how to keep your foundation secure, and the signs to look out for. 

So how do you know whether or not your foundation is sitting on uneven soil? 

Here are some of the signs you can look out for: 


Are your doors suddenly sticking or jamming? While there are other factors that may have caused this, such as too much moisture or loose screws, it can also be a sign that your foundation is slowly shifting. 

LOOK OUT FOR: If you’re still able to fully close your door, you can check the gap between the door and its frame. If you notice that the gap is tapering on one edge, then it’s probably because of foundation shifting. 



Just like your doors, there could be other factors that cause your windows to stick out of frame. 

LOOK OUT FOR: But if you notice hairline cracks in the corners of your window frames, then it’s a clear sign that it has something to do with your foundation. 



If your walls are made out of bricks and concrete blocks, then they are probably also held together by mortar. 

LOOK OUT FOR: If there are exposed block walls in your house or building, check to see if there are cracks or gaps in the mortar. Most likely, these cracks look like staircases climbing up the wall, caused by your shifting foundation. 

If you notice any of these signs in your home, it’s best to call the experts to help you inspect and assess the problem. Call 980-250-2711 or get a free estimate here.