Do I Have Foundation Damage?

Learn more about common signs of foundation damage, as well as why it is important to seek a professional evaluation and repairs.

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Inside

The House Signs of foundation problems on the interior of a house include:

  • Misaligned doors and windows
  • Misaligned doors and windows
  • Cracks in sheetrock
  • Gaps around molding
  • Sloping floors
  • Cracks in the floor or tile

Outside

The House Exterior cracks can be a sign of shifting soil:

  • Cracks in brick and stucco
  • Gaps around Doors and windows
  • Foundation cracks
  • Trim pulling away

Crawl Space

Under the House Signs of problems in your crawl space:

  • Cracks in walls
  • Sloping and sagging floors
  • Doors that will not close
  • Shifting or tilting support posts/columns
  • Uneven and sinking support pads

Basement

Under the House Foundation repair may be needed if you see these visible signs in your home's basement:

  • Bowing-bulging basement walls
  • Wall cracks
  • Moisture problems
  • Tilting basement walls
  • Gaps under baseboards

Warning signs of foundation damage:

  • Cracks in exterior brick
  • Cracks in stucco or concrete
  • Chimney separation
  • Sloping floors
  • Cracks in dry wall
  • Molding and trim separating from ceiling
  • Cracks in ceiling

Watch & Learn about Foundation Problems

Common Causes for Cracks in
Your Home's Foundation

Moisture & Foundation Cracks

Poor Pre-Construction and House Settlement

Why You Should Repair Your Foundation

  • You and your family’s safety
  • The health of your family from mold & mildew
  • Your properties resale value

Frequently Asked Questions

You can review the causes and signs of foundation failure and foundation cracking through information on our website, but the only way to know for sure is to have one of our trained specialists evaluate your house’s foundation. Even the smallest cracks in sheetrock could be a sign of larger troubles. If you don’t have a foundation problem, we will inform you. If you do, we will recommend a proper solution to your foundation failure.

You can review the causes and signs of foundation failure and foundation cracking through information on our website, but the only way to know for sure is to have one of our trained specialists evaluate your house’s foundation. Even the smallest cracks in sheetrock could be a sign of larger troubles. If you don’t have a foundation problem, we will inform you. If you do, we will recommend a proper solution to your foundation failure.

Evidence of foundation failure is seen in a variety of ways: stair step cracks in your brick or stucco are the most common and obvious symptom of foundation failure. You may see cracks in your brick or stucco, your chimney pulling away/leaning or you may even find cracks in the foundation itself. Inside your house, you may see cracks in your drywall, broken windowpanes, sloped, cracked or even floors, cracked or dislodged tiles, or doors that will not open or shut properly. All these signs indicate your house’s foundation has moved and is out of alignment through excessive or uneven foundation settlement and/or heaving soils. The value of your largest investment may now be in jeopardy, so it is wise to contact Straight Line Construction Co. immediately. Straight Line Construction and Ram Jack offer a wide variety of foundation support and ground improvement solutions, including helical piers, push piers, micropiles, compaction grouting, mud jacking, and poly foam injection.

It is your property and therefore your decision to complete the foundation repair. It is our job to provide you with the most appropriate foundation solutions to remedy your foundation problem. There is always a risk that the problem will become worse and more expensive to remedy with continued movement over time. One important factor many customers forget to take into consideration is potential home buyers prefer to see a history of performance behind the repairs. The longer the repairs have been performing, the more comfortable they feel moving forward with the transaction and purchasing your home.

There are multiple situations where underpinning will be the only solution or part of the overall foundation solution to your problem. The best way to find out if underpinning will be part of the project is to schedule an initial visit with one of our Foundation Repair Specialists. They will help you determine if any additional investigation/engineering is required to determine if underpinning is necessary and what that plan will include.

Signs of Foundation Damage

Serving Arizona, Colorado & New Mexico

If you see any of these signs of foundation failure in, around or beneath your home or business, it is important to get a professional evaluation before further damage to your house or building occurs.

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Straight Line Construction

Straight Line Construction has changed a great deal over the last 30+ years in the industry, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to quality and to designing and installing permanent solutions to foundation settlement issues. Beginning with small residential jobs more than 30 years ago when the family-owned company was founded by Tim Davis, Sr., Straight Line Construction today repairs cracking residential and commercial foundations through its Ram Jack product toolkit and designs solutions for large infrastructure and industrial projects. We specialize in matching the right solution to each type of foundation repair issue.

Are you building a new home and want to ensure it has a solid foundation? Or is your house experiencing unwanted sagging or a cracking foundation? Are your walls cracked or your doors and windows sticking? As a bonded, licensed, and fully insured foundation repair company, we are proud to serve Colorado homeowners, builders, and commercial contractors. Our technical certifications enable us to offer the highest quality services and the best American-made, environmentally safe products available for foundation repair. Regardless of how your building is shifting or sinking, we can help you stop it. Our 30 years in the business and our designation as a Ram Jack certified dealer means you get the most technologically savvy solution to fix your foundation.

From the factory to the field, we strive to ensure the quality of our products and workmanship meet the highest industry standards. We work with other vetted professionals in the industry. All of our helical piers, push piers, and mounting brackets are manufactured by Ram Jack in Ada, OK, at an ISO-certified facility with American-made steel. Williams Form Engineering in Golden, CO, manufactures our reinforcing bar for ground anchor systems and shares our commitment to quality control and quality assurance.

About Ram Jack

Ram Jack is a family-owned business that began operations in 1968, in Ada, OK, where we currently source our piers and brackets. Back then, concrete piering was the original repair method used simply because it was the only technology available at the time. Over time, it became evident that concrete piers did not provide long-term stabilization of foundations and only provided a short-term warranty period. To guarantee the highest grade of customer satisfaction, a greater solution needed to be found.

The Ram Jack owners embarked on a research program to develop a foundation repair system to stand the test of time. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office first issued a patent to Ram Jack for its foundation repair system in 1985. Over the next few years, additional refinements and patents have followed, resulting in the strongest patented system in the industry. Ram Jack driven pilings are ICC-ES recognized (International Construction Code—Evaluation Services). Ram Jack is one of only two ICC-ES recognized foundation repair companies in the industry. Ram Jack’s products meet or exceed code requirements set down by ICC-ES for both commercial and residential properties.

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