INSPECTION DEFICIENCIES – Foundation

Signs of foundation problems

  • Cracks on walls, floors, columns, and window and door openings
  • Cracks in slab, cracks/upheaval in flatwork (garage, driveway, porch, patio and sidewalk)
  • Precision constructio altimeter shows slab has differential settling (accurate to 1/10th of an inch)
  • Doors or windows that stick when you try to open or close them
  • Doors or windows that are out of square
  • Floors unlevel
  • Bowing walls, where pressure  has caused them to bend
  • Sagging crawl space floors
  • Leaning chimneys
  • Extreme number of shims
  • Beams not supported, damaged or undersized