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Foundation Problems with Doors & Windows?

Why Windows & Doors Stick & Develop Cracks-- and How to Fix It!

A window showing separation from a foundation due to settlement

Windows Separating from the Foundation in Loveland, CO due to Settlement Issues.

When a foundation has a structural issue, the entire house can warp as a result.

As this happens, a multitude of problems will begin to crop up in your home: fireplaces may tilt, cracks will begin to appear in your drywall, and floors may become uneven.

As the problem begins to develop, wil may also notice that your doors and windows will begin to stick and jam shut.

These are signs of a problem that should be addressed by a professional foundation contractor as soon as possible.

Peak Structural, Inc. can help you! We offer free foundation repair quotes to residents throughout our Colorado service area.

Our Colorado Service Area, includes areas like Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Thornton, Commerce City, Windsor, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge, Fort Morgan, Morrison, Commerce City, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Evergreen, Fort Morgan, Morrison, Windsor and the surrounding state area.

Call or e-mail us today to get started!

Identifying the Source of Your Problem

Doors and windows are affected by two major types of foundation issues: structural issues with the crawl space, and foundation settlement.

The effects of each break down this way:

 

Potentially Caused By:

Structural Problem

Crawl Space Structural
Foundation Settlement
Jamming Exterior or Entryway Doors
-
X
Jamming Interior Doorways
X
X
Sticking Wndows
-
X
Cracks Along Windows & Entryway Doors
-
X
Cracks Along Interior Doorways
X
X
Sinking/Sagging Floors
X
-

Crawl Space Structural Issues:

Crawl Space Jack Posts installed in a Colorado home

Foundation Jacks Supporing a Rotting Crawl Space in the Denver Area.

Crawl space structural issues happen under two conditions:

  1. Extreme Mold & Rot: As the floor joists and other wood in a crawl space decays, it can begin to lose its ability to support the weight of the home above. The floor slowly begins to sink downwards, taking the rest of the structure with it.
  2. Sinking Crawl Space Support Beams: Crawl space support beams are meant to transfer the load of the house downward into the soils below. If the soils below are not strong enough to support this weight, the beams may begin to sink downward, taking everything that counted on them for support along with it.

As the inside structure of your home bends downwards, the entire home can begin to experience damage.

Drywall inside the home may begin to crack and show damage. Interior doors will begin to jam shut, and the floor will begin to sag in many areas.

The Solution:

Foundation Settlement Issues:

A settlement crack in drywall in a Denver, CO home

Windows Separating from the Foundation in Trinidad, CO due to Settlement Issues.

Foundation Settlement issues are caused in a wide variety of ways. Here are two common ones:

  1. Weak Supporting Soils: Clay soil and other softer strata are often not capable of firmly supporting the heavy weight of your home structure. Over time, the foundation may begin to sink downwards into the earth,
  2. Poorly Compacted Foundation Soil: When your home was built, any voids underneath where the foundation was built were filled in with backfilled soil. If this soil is not properly compacted, it will not be able to support the foundation's weight as well as the hard-packed soil around it that's settled for perhaps hundreds of years. This causes uneven settling of the foundation, leading to structural problems.

The Solution:

Local Foundation Contractors in Colorado

Whatever your foundation problem, we have the tools, training, and experience you need to fix it properly. Whether your problem is sticking windows, jamming doors, or something else, we're the contractors for you!

We offer free foundation repair quotes to residents in Colorado, including areas like Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Westminster, Englewood, Brighton, Boulder, Broomfield, Golden, Thornton, Commerce City, Windsor, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge, Fort Morgan, Morrison, CO. Call or e-mail us today to get started!

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Serving CO including the Greater Denver area
Our Colorado Service Area
Cities in Adams County, CO
Aurora
Bennett
Brighton
Commerce City
Denver
Dupont
Eastlake
Henderson
Strasburg
Thornton
Watkins
Westminster
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Northglenn
Berkley
Derby
North Washington
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Todd Creek
Twin Lakes
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Cities in Arapahoe County, CO
Aurora
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Deer Trail
Denver
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Littleton
Centennial

Cities in Boulder County, CO
Allenspark
Boulder
Eldorado Springs
Erie
Hygiene
Jamestown
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Longmont
Louisville
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Nederland
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Pinecliffe
Ward

Cities in Broomfield County, CO
Broomfield

Cities in Clear Creek County, CO
Dumont
Empire
Georgetown
Idaho Springs
Silver Plume

Cities in Denver County, CO
Denver

Cities in Douglas County, CO
Castle Rock
Franktown
Larkspur
Littleton
Lone Tree
Louviers
Parker
Sedalia

Cities in Elbert County, CO
Agate
Elizabeth
Kiowa
Matheson
Simla

Cities in Gilpin County, CO
Black Hawk
Central City
Rollinsville

Cities in Jefferson County, CO
Arvada
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Buffalo Creek
Conifer
Denver
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Idledale
Indian Hills
Kittredge
Littleton
Morrison
Pine
Wheat Ridge
Lakewood
Edgewater
Bow Mar
Lakeside
Mountain View
Superior
Applewood
Aspen Park
Columbine
East Pleasant View
Genesee
Ken Caryl
West Pleasant View

Cities in Park County, CO
Alma
Bailey
Como
Fairplay
Grant
Guffey
Hartsel
Jefferson
Lake George
Shawnee

Cities in Pueblo County, CO
Beulah

Cities in El Paso County, CO
Elbert

Cities in Kit Carson County, CO
Bethune
Burlington
Flagler
Seibert
Stratton
Vona

Cities in Lincoln County, CO
Arriba
Genoa
Limon

Cities in Larimer County, CO
Buckeye
Campion
Cherokee Park
Glendevey
Kinikinik
Pinewood Springs
Pingree Park
Poudre Park
Rustic
Teds Place
Virgina Dale
Waverly
Johnstown
Windsor

Cities in Logan County, CO
Proctor

Cities in Morgan County, CO
Hoyt

Cities in Washington County, CO
Last Chance
Messex
Platner

Cities in Weld County, CO
Northglenn
Thornton
Berthoud
Erie
Garden City
Lochbuie
Raymer
Dearfield
Keota
Tampa
Wattenburg

Cities in Yuma County, CO
Hale
Laird

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