With spring upon us, and summer just around the corner, warmer weather and rain showers can often spell trouble for homeowners. At Abbey Platinum Master Built, we not only build stunning homes, our team of disaster and reconstruction experts work closely with owners and insurance companies to rebuild the space you love in the event of the unthinkable.
Seasonal increases in precipitation can often lead to the sudden (and unwelcome) discover of a foundation leak. Left untreated, these leaks can cause significant issues to your home and property, leading to costly repairs. At Abbey Platinum, we know that prevention is the number one way to avoid disaster. Read on to learn how you can catch the early signs of a foundation leak below.
What Causes Foundation Leaks
As the “roots” of your home, your foundation plays an important role in protecting the structural integrity of your house. Over time, environmental stressors like contracting and expanding soil, excessive moisture, and inadequate drainage can take a toil on your foundation, leading to cracks or uneven slopes.
While spotting early signs of foundation cracking may not always be easy, keeping an eye out for frequent occurrences will help you stay vigilant. Common signs include:
- Cracks in walls
- Sagging floors/damp carpet
- Water pooling against foundation
- A sudden spike in water bills
- Decreases in water pressure
- Musty odors around the home, and more.
What To Do?
If you begin to spot signs of a compromised foundation, it’s important to book an inspection by a qualified professional immediately. Doing so will help you identify problem areas and (hopefully) prevent further spread.
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