What Causes Foundation Problems? Foundations are one of the most important parts of a home. If the foundation has structural problems, it will begin to wreak havoc on the entire house. While many factors can cause or exacerbate foundation problems, droughts and floods are the two biggest culprits. The dry climate of Texas can make many homes prone to problems. In fact Houston, The Woodlands, and Katy have all experienced drought conditions during the past few years. Protect yourself by ensuring a foundation inspection is included with your home inspection before singing on the dotted line.
Warming Signs of Foundation Problems The article “Identifying Foundation Problems” on HouseLogic lists a few warning signs:
Indoor cracks along the wall or the ceiling
Outdoor cracks in the foundation or walls
Walls that aren’t level