While kitchen countertops, flooring, and bathroom fixtures might be top of mind during your home tour, you should also consider the foundation. Foundation problems can be costly, and difficult to address. Here are four signs that could indicate foundation trouble:
Cracks in a home’s walls—especially around doors, windows, or corners—can indicate foundation damage.
Doors and windows that don’t properly align can indicate foundation damage that has become more severe.
If there are indications that water is moving under or toward a home’s foundation, there may be ongoing damage occurring.
A chimney separating from the home might be a problem with the chimney itself or could indicate foundation issues.
Even if you don’t see any of these signs on your tour, it’s always wise to have a professional home inspection to identify potential problems with a property. Learn more about these tips here.