Jammed doors and windows can quite often be the first signs of subsidence and foundation damage in a home.
If doors and/or windows stick and are difficult to operate, swing open on their own or have gaps around their frames, the cause of these problems should be investigated quickly by an expert.
Not just apparent in older properties, the causes behind jammed windows and doors often occur when the soil underneath a home’s foundation starts to move or settle and can no longer support the weight of the home.
Foundation settlement can happen with a change to the soil and properties of all ages are susceptible. If you notice problems with doors and windows you should monitor the extent and note any changes daily. If it continues for prolonged periods or worsens, this is when experts should be called in to assess the likely causes for you.
To determine the correct procedure to fix any settlement issues, the underlying problem must be identified. The most common causes of foundation settlement are:
Mainmark’s ground improvement and floor re-levelling methods for house foundation settlement are effective for fixing the underlying problems that cause windows and doors to stick in a home.
One of Mainmark’s team of experts will visit your home, assess the damage, and help ascertain the likely cause. Our experienced engineers and technicians establish the appropriate non-invasive underpinning approach needed, creating a plan specific to the needs of your home and the particular signs of subsidence.
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