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December 13, 2022

In part one of this multi-part blog series, we looked into some of the possible signs that your home's foundation has undergone damage that might need attention. There are several such potential indicators out there, from those inside your home to those outside it, and spotting them quickly allows you to get to the root of the issue before it worsens. 

At Intermountain Coatings, we offer high-quality concrete restoration services and waterproofing for various areas that either connect to or often impact the foundation, including garage floors, deck coatings and more. Here in today's part two of our series, we'll look at some other potential signs of foundation damage, plus what they could mean and how to react if you spot them.

Rotting Beam or Pier Wood

In some cases, signs of a worn-down foundation won't come at the actual foundation itself, but rather on attached pieces of wood or other materials. Rotting beam or pier wood is one such example. Pier wood holds up the foundation, and when it begins to rot, this could mean that a part of your foundation has been exposed to too much water and humidity over time.

In addition to visible rotting wood, mold in these areas can also be an indicator of foundation issues. If you find either rotting wood or mold in the pier and beam areas, it's important to contact a professional for inspection and repair as soon as possible.

Door or Window Frames Separating From Walls

Part of the role of the foundation is to provide structural support for the walls in your home. If you notice cracks or shifts in the walls, like door or window frames separating from them, this could be a sign that the foundation has been weakened and is no longer providing adequate support.

If you notice any wall issues such as these, it's important to contact a professional quickly. These could be signs of more serious foundation issues, and the longer you wait, the worse the potential damage could become.

Tile Cracking

Another possible sign of foundation damage is tile cracking. This includes anything from floor to ceiling tiles, and it's a sign that the house itself is shifting due to weakened supports like the foundation.

Now, to be clear, there are other possible causes of cracked tile that should also be considered. For instance, it's possible to get shifting from drywall or wood, as well. However, if you're noticing multiple signs of foundation damage, then cracked tile could be a key indicator that the foundation needs to be inspected and repaired.

These are just a few more potential indicators that your home's foundation may have been damaged and requires attention. To learn more about the full scope, or for information on any of our waterproofing or coating services that help prevent this sort of damage from ever being a risk, speak to our team at Intermountain Coatings today.

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