The foundation of your home is essential to the integrity of the structure. When buying a property, you want to make sure it has a solid foundation. Here are some common signs of foundation problems:

A cinder block wall with a crack around several blocks

Cracks in the foundation may indicate a problem.

A crack in the drywall where the ceiling meets the wall

Cracks visible in the floor or on the ceiling could indicate an issue with the foundation.

Foundation Settling or Sinking

A diagram demonstrating how setting causes cracks in a house foundation.

Below are some signs that you may not associate with foundation problems.  If you notice these or other concerns, contact a professional for a full evaluation.

  • Doors That Stick or Don’t Open and Close Properly
  • Gaps Around Window Frames or Exterior Doors
  • Sagging or Uneven Floors
  • Damp Basement or Crawl Space