Knowing the Signs of Foundation Failure
The first step to correcting your foundation problem is knowing what to look for. Structural issues can present themselves in a lot of different ways. Here are the types of drywall cracks that you should be concerned about:
- Jagged cracking
- Cracks that have the appearance of stairs
- Cracks that appear at a 45-degree angle
- Diagonal cracks near window or door frames
- Floor and ceiling gaps
Think your drywall cracks need a professional opinion? The team at Yellowstone is ready to help. Schedule a free inspection today.
How Foundation Problems Cause Drywall Cracks
When drywall cracks appear because of a foundation issue, it’s usually caused by foundation settlement. Soil that isn’t adequately compacted has voids, making your home settle – and not in a uniform manner. As different areas of your foundation settle and shift at different times, door and window frames move, and walls and floors become uneven, eventually causing drywall and foundation cracks.
The Real Dirt on Foundation Problems
Foundation problems happen for four unavoidable reasons: overly dry soil, oversaturated soil, poorly compacted soil, and the type of soil around your home. Each of these, or a combination of these, leads to things like foundation settlement, foundation heave, and a multitude of other symptoms that happen due to structural problems.
Get a Free Inspection Today
At Yellowstone Structural Systems, we have effective foundation solutions backed with warranties, expert techniques, and the best products available. If your home is suffering from foundation problems, we can identify the cause and provide the right solution for a permanent fix. Contact one of our foundation specialists in Montana and Wyoming to learn more about how we can help!