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Sticking Doors Outside of Summer?

sticking doorsEach summer, you might notice that your doors and windows start to stick a little bit when you open or close then. Sticking doors can be caused by humidity, or they may mean that your door is hung wrong. However, if you notice that your doors have started to stick all year round you might be encountering a different problem. Before sanding off pieces of the door, let’s learn a little bit about what might be happening.

Sticking Doors Are a Sign of Foundation Damage

If you notice that your door not only sticks when it’s humid out but all of the time–it’s time to call a contractor for a free estimate! Foundation damage may be the cause of your sticking doors. How? Well, sometimes settlement occurs or hydrostatic pressure pushes against the walls. While natural settlement happens to almost all homes and is nothing to worry about, some types of settlement can cause big damage to your foundation. If you notice cracked walls, sloping floors, or other problems this may be the culprit. Hydrostatic pressure from water-saturated soil pushing against the foundation might also be a problem for your foundation. Over time, this pressure can cause cracks in the foundation. These cracks can let in water, moisture and mold, and even critters. Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry would be happy to diagnose the problem and get you on your way to doors that don’t stick and a stable home in the process.

Options for Resolving the Foundation Issue

Instead of just sanding down the door or rehanging it, you need to get to the root of the issue. This will usually involve foundation repair. Depending on what the problem is, there are a few methods of foundation repair. Most of the time, we will use underpinning to correct the foundation failure and give your foundation new support and stabilization. A few underpinning options include push piers or helical piers. Both of these piers are driven deep into the soil that is stable and then connected to the home via a steel plate. Once transferred, the weight of the home rests on the piers and gradually returns to a stable and level position. These types of piers are installed on the exterior of the home. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products, a leader in the industry, and they are made of All-American Made Steel so you can trust they’ll last for years and years to come.

When You Can D.I.Y. Fix the Issue

If you notice that your doors only stick when the humidity is high and not at any other time, you can probably rightfully assume that the wood in your door is expanding or it has fallen slightly off its hinges. In this case, you can attempt a D.I.Y. fix. However, if you want to be sure, why not call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry for an estimate? We can make sure that you’re not missing a bigger issue with your foundation that could get worse if left alone.

Need Help with Sticking Doors?

Call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry if you are needing a foundation repair contractor to assist with problems like the one described above. Schedule a free estimate today. Not only will we fix the issue, but we’ll also make sure it lasts for years to come so that you don’t have to worry about an unstable foundation. If you’re unsure about your sticking doors, give us a call today. Contact us for more information on our services and to schedule an estimate.

Foundation Repair for Virginia

Foundation Repair in Virginia

Do you have floor or wall cracks? How about bowing or leaning walls? Does your chimney look like its leaning? Do you ever worry about foundation failure for your Virginia home or business? Then call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry. We have the solutions for all your foundation failure, masonry, and concrete problems. While our name may suggest that we only offer waterproofing and masonry services, we offer a variety of foundation repair, waterproofing, masonry, and concrete repair options for your specific needs.

If you notice things like floor or wall cracks, bowing or leaning walls, or a leaning chimney while walking around your Virginia home or business, you may be in need of foundation repairs. Not sure whether or not your home or business is being affected by foundation failure? Well we have a list of common problems that may pop up around your home or business. These can help you identify foundation failure easily, and early so that you can promptly receive foundation repairs. Some of these common problems include:

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These are all signs of foundation failure. Now, you should not panic if you see these signs. They do not mean your house will collapse any second, but you should also not ignore them either. If they do mean foundation failure, ignoring them will leave the problem to get worse and worse. This could not only create more common problems around your home or business, but it could also mean more complex, time-consuming, and expensive repairs when you get them.

If you notice these signs of foundation failure, call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry. We can help you identify for sure if your Virginia home or business is experiencing foundation failure. We can help repair your foundation failure with our variety of foundation repair options such as:

Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry has the tools to help you fix your foundation. Give us a call today to learn more about our foundation repair, waterproofing, masonry, or concrete repair services. We want to help you feel safe and secure in your Virginia home or business, and with the help of our foundation repair services, we can help you get there. Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry has your back, no matter the problem. Contact us today!