The doors and windows in your home are very important. Not only do they provide you with access to the outside world, they also let in light and air, helping your regulate the temperature in your home without using your heating and cooling systems. Sometimes however, due to foundation issues, problems will develop with your doors and windows. They may become difficult to close or open, cracks may form in the walls around them, or they will start to separate fro the walls surrounding them. If any of these issues arise, it may be a sign of foundation failure, and a professional such as those at Pierman Foundation Repair Services of Oklahoma should be notified immediately. Many homeowners try to blame their sticking doors and windows on the humidity. But the truth is, it could actually be the result of foundation failure. If your foundation starts to shift or settle, the windows or doors may become hard to open, as the foundation is uneven. The sinking, uneven floor can also cause gaps to open between the walls and the windows or doors, as well as cracks to form. The most common causes of a sinking or settling foundation are:
To fix doors and windows that are sticking or separating from the walls, the foundation problems must be addressed. Sinking and settling foundation can usually be fixed by installing underpinning products such as helical piers or steel push piers. These piers are driven into the ground beneath the foundation and used to support and lift the foundation to its original level. This brings the foundation and the floor above back to their proper positions, fixing most problems with doors and windows. Pierman Foundation Repair Services of Oklahoma offers several quality foundation repair services for your door and window problems. Contact us today for more information.