When homeowners first experience sticking doors or windows, they automatically assume it’s the humidity in the air and there’s nothing they can do about it. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While humidity does play a small role in sticking doors, the problem often lies in a much more serious place–your home’s foundation. Your home’s foundation will naturally settle, though too much settling or shifting can cause doors and windows to stick, walls begin to crack or lean, and the floors become uneven.
Other Signs of Sticking Doors
When you have sticking doors, there are most likely other signs that point to your need for foundation repair. Are there wedge-shaped gaps between the door and door jam? Are their cracks radiating out from your windows and doors? Are there cracks in the floors or walls of your basement? Do you have leaning walls? Any of these point to a serious foundation problem.
Solutions for Sticking Doors
KC Pro can come in and survey the damage to your home to see if your sticking doors are caused by a serious foundation problem. There are many different solutions, from helical anchor installation to wall crack injections. Expanding or unstable soil around your basement walls can create added pressure, making the walls and foundation lean or become unstable. Helical anchors can reinforce these walls and help keep your foundation stable. Wall crack injections help with the humidity in your home, keeping out unwanted moisture. Various other services such as underpinning, which levels your foundation and keeps it stable, can correct the foundation problems that caused your sticking doors and windows.
Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to fix sticking doors by themselves. They try multiple erroneous methods such as cutting the bottoms of their doors or removing door jams to make the doors fit better. These do nothing but hurt your home. Because of the possible serious nature of sticking windows and doors, these repairs should be trusted to a professional. You can trust KC Pro with all of your sticking door repair needs. Give us a call today with any questions you might have.