Why Do I Have Sticking Doors and Windows In My Home?

Jammed windows and doors are a common problem that most homeowners just consider a slight annoyance. Unfortunately, doors and windows that don’t open or close properly can actually be a symptom of serious foundation issues. If you experience this in your home, it’s important to set up an inspection with a foundation repair professional.

Most homeowners initially assume that foundation repair is an overwhelming and expensive project. So, we made it our passion to give our customers more accessible, affordable solutions. Our foundation experts are highly experienced and equipped with the best available tools and techniques on the market. We carefully evaluate every aspect of your home to diagnose the source of your home’s damage. Whatever the issue is, we can create a custom solution that works for you.

Knowing the Signs of a Settling Foundation

The first step to correcting your foundation problems is knowing what to look for. Structural issues can present themselves in a lot of different ways. If you see any of these symptoms in tandem with your sticking doors and windows, it’s time to call an expert to determine what the next steps are:

Need to talk to a professional? The team at Yellowstone is ready to help. Schedule a free inspection today.

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How Foundation Settlement Causes Jams

When you have jammed doors and windows, or cracks in the walls around them, it’s usually caused by a settling foundation. When dirt isn’t compacted correctly, air pockets are created. As your home’s weight causes those air pockets to compress, your home settles. As different areas of your foundation settle, door frames become uneven.

The Real Dirt on Foundation Problems

Foundation problems happen for four unavoidable reasons: overly dry soil, oversaturated soil, poorly compacted soil, and the type of soil around your home. Each of these, or a combination of these, leads to things like foundation settlement, foundation heave, and a multitude of other symptoms that happen due to structural problems.

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Get a Free Inspection Today

At Yellowstone Structural Systems, we have effective foundation solutions backed with warranties, expert techniques, and the best products available. If your home is suffering from foundation problems, we can identify the cause and provide the right solution for a permanent fix. Contact one of our foundation specialists in Montana and Wyoming to learn more about how we can help!