One would think it would be incredibly easy to tell if your home wasn’t level, your pencils would roll off the counter and the water in your glass would be much higher on one side. This is only an extreme case and it probably took months or years of slow movement in order for your home to get to this state. Catching an uneven home early can save you from many costly repairs.
Here are a few signs that your home may be shifting
- Doors Stick or Swing when they used to hang straight
- Windows won’t shut or latch
- Cracks have developed in your ceiling or walls
- Squeaky floors
- Anchor straps have become loose
If you notice any of these issues your home is likely uneven, the cause is most likely excessive moisture under your home. This could be because of extreme rain, a leaky pipe or other issues. Whatever the issue may be it needs to be fixed or your home will continue to sink.
Once you have repaired the moisture issue it is important to get your home re-leveled. There are many companies that offer this service. It is also something that can be done on your own if you are capable. There is a great how-to article on Wikihow, Click Here for more information.