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Five Signs of Foundation Failure in Los Angeles

Foundation Damage comes out as such a strong word, but its tell tale signs start small. Here are some common cold symptoms that hint at a bigger problem.

1. Windows Won’t Open


If a door has a crooked frame, you’re going to have a hard time opening, much less closing it. When the foundation of your home shifts everything in between gets squeezed, meaning that those windows that used to open are going to put up a fight.




2. Bugs in The Basement

The basement can’t hide its faults. Cracks in the walls tell of a compromised foundation, which is followed by unusual amounts of moisture in the basement. It doesn’t take anything more than a leak to call in the entourage of centipedes, spiders, and other unpleasant guests who love the damp and dark.










3. Cracks in Ceramic Tiles


When confronting the hard truth of foundation damage, it’s easy to pass over the little things. One of the largest offenders is cracked tiles, which best case scenario can be explained by wear and tear. But left unchecked these little fissions can prove to be not so benign.



4. Sagging Walls


If your wall has a gut chances are your foundation has a crack. Moisture, mold, and stains hint at a broken foundation that has warped the wall, compromising its structure and letting water in. Wallpaper peels, ceilings slope.

5. Shifting Soil


If the soil around your home is dry soon after a rain, or wet long after, this is a sign that the ground is unruly which can cause severe damage and draining issues. Just as a river over time creates valleys deep, a little trickle that eeks into a foundation can cause a lot of problems.






A compromised foundation is best dealt with soon, with the job done right for a reasonable price. Novel Remodeling offers free inspection for homeowners in Los Angeles, no strings attached. Affirming the foundation of your home is a click away.

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