Buying an older home or fixer-upper usually comes with a lot of repair and maintenance expenses to restore the older parts of the home. Older homes are more prone to foundation issues, and you never want to have to ask the question “Is my foundation sinking?”
Fortunately, if you are having foundation issues with your residence, there is a quick solution using polyjacking!
Why is My Foundation Sinking a Problem?
A sinking foundation can cause several problems with your home, including both interior and exterior damage that can eventually make your home uninhabitable or at the very least unsafe to be in. If a foundation is allowed to shift and sink enough, it can compromise your home’s structural integrity.
Don’t own an older home? Even newer homes can experience sinking foundations! It’s unfortunately possible with homes of all ages.
Foundation settlement has scary consequences, so it’s essential to be aware of the warning signs so you can have the issue resolved as quickly as possible.
Seven Signs Your Foundation Needs Polyjacking
If your foundation is sinking, polyjacking is the most effective and quickest way to resolve the problem. Polyjacking is noninvasive and requires no ongoing maintenance. Once your foundation has been treated with polyjacking, you can rest assured it will stay in place and hold your house firm for the lifetime of your home!
If you’re not sure if your foundation is sinking, here are seven signs that may indicate a need for polyjacking.
1. Sloping Floors
It’s not normal for floors to be slanted. No home is ever constructed with deliberately slanted floors, so if yours has any sort of noticeable tilt then it’s a safe bet your foundation is sinking. Here’s one way to tell: Set a tennis ball on the ground and see if it rolls. If the ball always rolls in one direction, as if down a hill, then your floor is sloping due to an unlevel foundation. Polyjacking fills the voids in which your foundation is sinking to raise it back up and return your floors to their intended level state.
2. Upheaving Floors
Upheaving floors are when sections of flooring are raised or bubbled up. You may notice this through tiles cracking and separating with a slight raise beneath them, floor boards coming apart, or rippling in linoleum flooring.
Upheaving happens as a result of increased moisture in the soil, which expands and raises concrete slabs and footings. Polyjacking prevents this from happening by stabilizing the underlying soils and holding them in place so they cannot shift and expand beneath concrete slabs. Polyurethane foam is waterproof, so it won’t let any unwelcome moisture get underneath your foundation!
3. Cracks in Concrete Slabs
If you have finished basement flooring, this issue is more difficult to notice. But if you have an unfinished basement where you can see your concrete foundation exposed, you may notice cracks and fissures in the concrete. If left untreated, these cracks can continue to move across your concrete and cause serious issues, including but not limited to a sinking foundation. Polyjacking can be used to fill and seal these cracks, stopping them in their tracks and gluing your foundation in place.
4. Jamming Doors and Windows
When a foundation is sinking, this can cause door and window frames to shift as well. As a result, your doors and windows may jam and become difficult to open or unable to shut properly. Polyjacking fixes this issue too by leveling your foundation so doors and windows can sit as they were before, although you still may need to replace them if the foundation has been sinking for long enough to cause irreparable damage.
5. Counters and Cabinets Separating
Similar to doors and windows shifting, countertops and cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms can break and separate due to the lack of foundational support. These issues may be easily repaired at first, but if the underlying issue with the foundation isn’t fixed then the problems with your cabinets and countertops will only persist.
6. Water Puddling Around the Base of Your Home
Moisture issues such as water pooling around your home can be caused by a number of things, but a cracking and sinking foundation is one common cause! When your foundation sinks, it often cracks and exposes itself to moisture damage. Water may pool near your house in a rush to fill these gaps and cracks.
7. Cracking Walls
Cracks running up and down your walls are a sure sign of a sinking foundation! While walls are framed and built to be very sturdy and reliable, they still rely on the integrity of your foundation to hold your home together. If the foundation isn’t supporting them properly, they will inevitably buckle under the pressure and begin to crack. If you notice cracking walls, this could be a symptom of a serious foundation settlement issue that needs to be addressed urgently!
Don’t Let Your Foundation Sink! Let the Pros Handle It
Even if you don’t see any signs of your foundation sinking, it’s better to have professionals take a look and make sure your home is safe from impending disaster. If you suspect foundation settlement is at play beneath your home, contact us at Pro Polyjacking! Our effective and trustworthy polyjacking treatment will give your foundation the support it needs to keep your home safe and sound for decades to come.