Your windows and/or doors are sticking, jamming, or your doors have non-functioning locks. Window damage due to foundation settlement in Greer. Any opening made in a wall represents a weak point. This is especially true for load-bearing exterior walls. That’s why foundation settlement will often cause cracks around window and door openings, as shown above.
- Stair-Step Cracks In Brick Or Concrete Block Foundation Walls
- Windows need extra force to open and close
- Diagonal cracks that start at top corners of windows and door openings
- Floors Are Uneven, Or Dip And Sag
- Door And Window Openings Out Of Square
How to Fix It:
While there are many issues that can lead to sticking windows and doors, the two most common foundation-related causes are settlement and crawl space supports that have settled, shifted, or deteriorated. Foundation piers can be used to repair settlement issues, while crawl space jacks are a good solution for sagging floors over crawl spaces.
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Identifying Problems With Windows And Doors
Any problem with a home can be distressing, and doubly so when there’s a problem with your foundation. Foundation problems related to sticking windows and doors are among the most obvious and inconvenient of them all.
Symptoms Of Sticking Windows And Doors
We depend on windows and doors for ventilation, security, and aesthetic appeal. So when they don’t operate correctly or don’t look good because of skewed openings or cracks around openings, it’s clear that something must be done. Below are images of windows and doors we’ve encountered that have been damaged due to foundation issues.