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When the foundation of a home sinks, drops or settles, it causes structural havoc throughout the home. Walls shift out of plumb, brick- and stonework crack, mortar crumbles, windows and doors stick and openings for seepage appear in the basement.
As disastrous as that sounds, it
Structural damage to the foundation is one of the worst problems a house can have, especially when the foundation has dropped or settled significantly. This not only damages the foundation walls and causes cracks and stuck doors and windows in the aboveground structure but it destabilizes the entire
When a home’s foundation has been damaged due to shrinking of the soil that supports it, the effects of the damage are seen throughout the home. Floors are out of level, walls are out of plumb, windows and doors stick and cracks appear in interior drywall
The past few years have featured a broad offering of weather in Chicago. Cold spring, warm spring. Wet summer, dry summer. Lots of snow in the winter, no snow in the winter. Interesting to Tom Skilling, no doubt, but mystifying and occasionally
We recently met a homeowner who had suffered some serious foundation damage to his home. His foundation was dropping significantly and had apparently been doing so for a number of years. He had declined to have the foundation repaired after an inspection by another
You’ve begun to notice things, things around the house that just don’t seem right. Windows stick when you try to open or close them. Doors are jammed shut or won’t close at all. Cracks in the drywall
When your home suffers structural foundation damage, it’s pretty serious business. It’s not a repair you can put off because the damage to your foundation – and the rest of your home – can only get worse. It’s
If your home’s foundation has dropped significantly, you’ll see lots of warning signs: cracks in drywall, stuck windows and doors, stair-step cracks running through exterior brick facing. When you go into the basement, the signs are even clearer: major cracks in walls and
Home repairs are no different than any other field of endeavor – methods change as technology improves and what was standard practice just a few years ago may have been replaced by something better, faster or stronger.
Plumbers, for example, had to fit lengths