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Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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3 Signs You May Have Damage To Your Foundation

by Charlie Clarke

The foundation of your house makes sure that your house is nice and level. It also gives your house a strong and sturdy base to stand on. So, when you see signs that you might damage your foundation, you need to make sure that you are getting it handled as soon as possible. But you need to know what some of those signs are to know what to watch for. 

Doors Swinging Open/Closed

One of the signs that you are having problems with your foundation is that the doors in your house keep swinging open or closed, or it's hard to open or close the doors. There are a couple of reasons for this happening. One of them is because if your house starts to settle to one side or the other, it is no longer level, and that can cause doors to move on their own. It can also cause the door frames to no longer be plumb and square. That will mean that your doors are going to swing around on their own. 

Musty Smell

Another sign that you might have a damaged foundation is that you smell mustiness. This mustiness can signify moisture getting into your basement or crawl space, showing that moisture is getting into your basement or crawlspace. That moisture is getting into your basement or crawlspace through small cracks or unsealed foundations. When that water gets into your basement or foundation, it can cause mildew, rot, decay, or mold. That can also be what causes the musty smell. As the water gets in through the cracks in your foundation, it can cause them to get bigger and bigger. As the cracks get bigger, your foundation starts to destabilize.

Visible Settling

Buildings are going to settle, no matter what. As your house sits on its footprint, the soil will compact more. That's to be expected, but it shouldn't be an obvious issue. If you can see some visible settling or visually tell that the house isn't quite level anymore, then that can sign that your foundation is damaged. 

If you suspect that you have any kind of damage to your foundation, then you need to have a contractor come out to your house as soon as possible. The longer it goes before the damage gets evaluated and repaired, the worse it's going to get, and the longer it will take to fix all the damage. 

Contact a company like Du-West Foundation Repair for more information.