Just like a clean shirt, new dress or different haircut can reenergize your look, there are similar things you can do for your home. Upgraded landscaping, pressure washing, and the most noticeable may be repainting your house. Whether you just refresh the exterior with touchups or go to the opposite side of the color wheel, painting is arguably the biggest way to enhance your curb appeal. However, before you make the investment in time and money, there are few things you should do first. At the top of the list should be making sure your foundation is healthy.
Check for foundation damage before you paint
When you think about it, every single aspect of your home is dependent on the stability of its foundation. Therefore, if your foundation has damage everything from the walls to the roof can become compromised as well. So before you collect a library of paint swatches, buy an extension ladder or hire a painting crew, it’s a good idea to take a look around your house for some of the common signs of foundation damage. The last thing you would want is for your fresh coat of paint and reinvigorated exterior to begin to crack, bow, cave or otherwise need additional repair. Whether you plan on painting stucco, brick, wood or siding, the consequences of foundation damage can appear in all these materials. So what are some easy to identify signs of foundation damage?
- Sticking doors
- Cracking sheetrock
- Sloping floors
- Cracking floors
- Brick and mortar stair step cracks
- Cracks in your stucco
These are just a handful of key identifiers of foundation problems. Whether you plan on touching up your home in the near future or not, taking a walk around and looking for any of these signs is good idea. If you do notice any of these symptoms, taking care of them as soon as possible is crucial. The earlier that foundation problems are found, the less expensive and extensive the repairs typically are.
When it comes to foundation repair in south Louisiana, there is only one proven method, the drilled pier method. And there is only one company that exclusively offers this solution to deal with our unique soil, WCK Foundation Repair. With a team of local, expert, full-time employees, WCK has been helping home and business owners for over 30 years. For more information, contact our team at WCKand we'll be happy to help.