Drought causing structural foundation issues for homeowners across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Oct 11, 2017

Meteorologist and WGN-TV weather expert Tom Skilling

mentioned on his blog that we closed last month as the fourth driest September known

to date. According to WGN-TV’s website, in all of September, “the month’s total

precipitation was a meager 0.01 inch.”

That drought is wreaking havoc for homeowners across Chicagoland and Northwest

Indiana. Common causes of structural foundation issues include soil underneath the

foundation that has become weak and causes the home or floors to “sag”, and periods

of drought when the soil begins to shrink and pull away from the foundation.

Structural problems can have various degrees of severity, and most are visually obvious

such as doors and windows that don’t open or close properly or gaps that form

underneath windows, doors, or floorboards. A structural foundation issue has major

implications for the future integrity and value of a home, and should be addressed

immediately as the problem will only get worse.

Fortunately for homeowners, there is no need to consult with an expensive structural

engineer. Perma-Seal consultants are certified by Supportworks, which is the largest,

most knowledgeable and experienced network of authorized foundation repair and

concrete leveling contractors in North America. For a free inspection with a certified

structural consultant, call 800-421-7325 or visit permaseal.net. For more information on

structural foundation issues,

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