Home of the Motorola Solutions headquarters, Schaumberg in Illinois is a northwestern suburb of Chicago with a population of about 75,000. Incorporated as a village in 1956, Schaumberg has grown to become one of the more prosperous cities in the last fifty years.
But prosperity hasn’t diminished one of the most common issues homeowners have to face – a settling foundation. Settling is something that happens to all homes, though ideally it should occur slowly. However, there are instances when a settling foundation occurs too fast, and this can be a huge problem.
All foundations settle over time, and when it occurs naturally, the effects are minimal. However, if a home settled too fast, many problems arise that have the potential to be devastating. If you notice doors and windows not closing or opening easily, large cracks suddenly appearing, or if your home’s walls are suddenly bowing, you might have a settling foundation issue.
If left alone, your walls might snap in half while windows break, and ultimately, the foundation gives out, leaving your home a crumbled mess. If you notice any of the warning signs above, be sure to contact a professional immediately.
Perma-Seal offers free estimates by its certified foundation consultants to help you assess the damage to your home and how it can be fixed effectively. So if you think your home might be in danger, be sure to call Perma-Seal right away. Every minute you wait, might be too late.