While many houses use slab foundations these days, it’s not uncommon to see pier and beam foundations down here in Louisiana. However, no matter which kind of foundation you do have, it’s essential to know what foundation damage looks like. If left to its own devices, foundation damage can easily wreck a home to the point of no return. Get the information you need from the professionals at WCK Foundation Repair—don’t let your home become victim to a foundation mishap.
What To Look Out For
The biggest indicators of foundation damage are the easiest to see. However, they often go overlooked simply because they’re inside the home. Next time you look around, keep an eye out for:
- Cracks or bowing in door frames
- Cracking in walls
- Uneven floors
- Doors that stick when opening or closing
Even though these issues seem small, they can be signs of a much larger problem needing your attention. If your foundation damage goes too far, the aftermath can be disastrous.
But there are other signs to see outside the home as well. Take a glance underneath the building. If you see issues such as cracked beams, damaged supports, or other signs of damage, it’s time to give us a call. Even the smallest crack can be an indicator, and there’s no harm in checking.
If you see damage in your home, don’t wait! Get a free estimate from us and protect your house from further damage.
How Do I Know If I Have A Pier and Beam Foundation?
Luckily, foundation differences are pretty distinct. And knowing which your home has makes it easier for us to do our jobs. It also helps you take the right preventative measures.
So, take a glance at the foot of your house. What does it look like? If you can’t see anything or see a block of concrete, you most likely have a slab foundation. Here in Louisiana, it’s unlikely you have a basement foundation. The ground is often wet and soft in the area and it would damage easily. (Floods don’t exactly help either.) If you have a space between the bottom of your house and the ground, your foundation is a pier and beam.
And if you’re still second-guessing, the information should be on your home’s listing paperwork as well.
Call The Pier and Beam Foundation Specialists in Louisiana For Your Repair
Are you in need of foundation repair for your pier and beam foundation in Louisiana? Because if you are, you need to make sure to call WCK. After all, when you’re in need, you deserve the best of the best. Grab a free estimate from us today or get in touch! Feel free to call us at (225) 664-5956 or send us a message online. Also, if you have any questions for us about our processes or how we can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you in your time of need.