Do Sticking Doors Mean Foundation Problems?
Misaligned and sticking doors are good indicators that you may have some foundation settlement or movement. This is usually one of the first telltale signs that you will see on the interior of your home or exterior. In some cases, garage doors, closet doors, and slider doors will experience sticking and this could mean foundation settlement is occurring.
What Causes Misaligned Doors?
The most common cause of misaligned doors is differential settlement. This is when a foundation is settling into the ground unevenly. Differential settlement puts a lot of stress on a foundation and if it isn’t fixed, it will eventually lead to severe structural damage. So, if one of your home’s doors is sticking or misaligned, get it checked out. Contact Bay Area Underpinning today to schedule a free foundation evaluation.
How to Fix Your Sticking Doors For Good
When your foundation starts to settle you will start to get wall cracking, sticking doors, hard to open windows, sloping floors, etc. When you notice that your doors continue to rub, creak or even get stuck, then it is time for you to give your foundation some attention.
Foundation settlement can be corrected using deep driven piers such as push piers or helical piers along your foundation. The piers are driven deep to load bearing strata to provide a firm footing for your foundation to stand on.
Once the piers are driven, then the foundation is leveled and floors restored to a level position, allowing your doors to move freely once again.
Let’s Fix Your Doors For Good
At Bay Area Underpinning, our foundation repair projects are engineered to perform. We take pride in our work and always do our best to provide you with the most cost-effective permanent solution that meets your needs. Contact us today for a free inspection and quote.