Is your door stuck or beginning to stick when you open and close it? Is it at the point where it just won’t budge? It’s not just an annoyance – it might be a sign of a bigger problem, like foundation settlement. Ignoring this can lead to serious structural issues in your home. Let us explain…

Determine if your door is stuck due to foundation problems and to permanently fix it.

Why is my door stuck?

When your door gets stuck, it can be caused by a few things. The most common cause of a stuck door is the warping and shifting of your home’s level and structure. This happens from foundation settlement; when your home settles into the unstable soils causing damage to the structural integrity. 

Understanding Foundation Settlement

Foundation settlement happens when the soil under your home can’t support its weight anymore. This could be due to poor soil conditions, changes in moisture levels, or just the natural settling process over time. As the foundation settles, it can cause the home to warp so doors and windows to misalign and get stuck.

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If you’re thinking it might be foundation settlement, here are some telltale signs to watch out for:

  1. Cracks in Walls or Floors: Take a look around your door frames, walls, and floors for any cracks. These often appear when the foundation shifts and causes stress.
  2. Uneven Floors: Use a level to see if your floors are sloping or uneven. This can indicate that your foundation is settling unevenly.
  3. Gaps Around Doors or Cabinets: Notice any gaps around your door frame, or does the door not fit like it used to? Sometimes your kitchen cabinets can pull away from the walls. This can be a sign that the foundation has moved.
  4. Windows Sticking Too: If your windows are also hard to open or close, it could be another sign of foundation settlement.
  5. Cracked Foundation: Check if your foundation has any sign of strain or cracks. This is an obvious sign that your foundation is settling. 

How Our Foundation Repair Services Can Help

At True Level Concrete, we’ve got you covered with top-notch foundation repair services. We can address your door being stuck as well as any other symptoms of foundation settlement. Our team uses the latest techniques and materials to fix foundation issues for good and prevent any future issues. Here’s what we offer:

Push Piers: These steel piers are driven deep into the ground beneath your foundation until they hit stable soil. Push piers are great for homes with significant settlement, offering strong support to lift and stabilize your foundation.

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    Helical Piers: Helical piers are screwed into the ground to reach stable soil, perfect for lighter structures or softer soil. They provide immediate support and help lift, level, as well as, permanently stabilize your home.

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      The Repair Process

      1. Inspection and Assessment: We start with a thorough inspection of your foundation to find out what’s causing the settlement and figure out the best fix. From there, our specialist will put together a custom repair plan to suit your needs, timeline, and budget. 
      2. Installation: Depending on our assessment, we’ll install either push piers or helical piers at key spots around your foundation. We aim to keep disruption to your property minimal, and ensure the project moves along efficiently. 
      3. Stabilization and Lifting: With the piers in place, we can carefully lift and stabilize your foundation, bringing your home back to its original level and solving the issues caused by settlement.
      4. Final Check and Clean-Up: After lifting, we do a final inspection to make sure everything is stable and we have completed repairs to the best of our ability. We also clean up the area, leaving your property neat and tidy. As a result, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected and strong.

      Your stuck door can be a sign of deeper foundation issues. Foundation problems don’t get better with time, and they don’t get less expensive. By catching it early and getting professional help, you can avoid further damage and keep your home safe and sound. At True Level Concrete, we specialize in using push piers and helical piers to provide a permanent solution to foundation settlement problems. Reach out to us today to schedule an inspection and take the first step towards a more stable and secure home.
      Don’t let a stuck door be a stressor – let us help you restore your home’s integrity!