There are a variety of problems that can develop in the stairs or stoop of your home. Cracks may form in the concrete or the stoop may begin to pull away from the home. The stairs may also start to sink or settle, making the structure unstable and difficult to walk on. These issues are not only dangerous to you and your family, but they may also significantly lower the value of your home. Settling or cracked stoops can be a sign that your foundation is failing; so watch for additional symptoms of foundation failure, such as sloped floors, windows or doors that stick, bowing walls, floor cracks, wall cracks, or a sagging ceiling.
There are several reasons that your porch or stoop may begin to settle. Most of the causes of stair or stoop problems have to do with soil movement below the foundation of the home. The cracking or settling of a porch or stoop can result from any of the following situations:
Once the cause has been determined, you can contact a foundation repair specialist to find a solution to fix the problem. My Foundation Repairs has a network of foundation repair contractors all across the country. Having this problem repaired as soon as possible can help save you money and keep your home safe. If the issue is ignored, it will only get worse. This will lead to complicated, expensive repairs and further structural damage to your home.
To problems that are related to a settling foundation, foundation piers should be installed to support the foundation. The piers will help avoid any future foundation problems from arising. Our engineers use foundation piering products from Earth Contact Products, the leading supplier of foundation repair products to ensure that every repair lasts for years to come.
Any beam and posts problems in your home should be taken care of by a professional foundation repair contractor. We can help put you in touch with a repair expert in your area. Contact us today for more information.