If you don't know how to look for foundation problems and you wouldn't even spot one if you saw one, then you may find yourself with major foundation issues that have caused extensive damage to your home before you know it. This is why you want to read the following article that will educate you on some of the things that can happen when there are problems with the foundation. 

There are cracks anywhere in the home

When you have foundation problems that are starting to make your house unlevel, then the house will move with the foundation, just how you would move if the sidewalk under you were to move. However, there is no give in a home, so when part of it moves, it can cause cracks in the floors, the walls, and especially in the walls near the windows and doorways.

The home can shift upward

Many people know their foundation can sink, but not as many realize it can also move in the other direction. You can end up with a portion of your foundation moving in an upward direction. Like sinking, it also causes problems with the house and can also cause cracks and other issues. 

The doors may become hard to open

If you have always had issues with certain doors in your home sticking, then you may not need to be concerned that it is the foundation. Doors can swell during certain weather or they may have never been the exact right size for the frame. However, if a door that has never given you issues starts to stick, then you should pay attention to the rest of your home closely and consider having the foundation looked at to rule out problems with it. 

There are gaps around the window frames

If you are noticing that you are getting gaps around the window frames in your home, or even around the exterior doors, then they may be from a movement that is occurring due to movement and damage with the foundation. 

No matter what it is that has you concerned about the foundation of your home, you are going to want to have it looked at. The only way that you can know for sure whether there is a serious issue when you can't obviously see them is to have an inspection done. Then, once you know what the problem is, you can have it fixed.

For more information, reach out to a local foundation repair contractor.