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Signs of Foundation Failure

Foundation failure can decrease the value of any building and result in expensive repair bills. However, foundation failure does not occur overnight and there are usually warning signs that your foundation needs repair. Major foundation problems can be prevented with proper maintenance and early detection.

Acculift Foundation Repair in St. Louis can prevent foundation failure and improve the value of your home. The bullet points below include common warning signs of foundation failure. If you see any of these warning signs in your home or have any questions, contact us today.

Inside the Building

  • Cracks form in the drywall or ceilings
  • Gaps appear around doors or windows
  • Cracks in concrete floors
  • Sticking or misaligned windows or doors
  • Sloping floors

Outside the Building

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Gaps appear around doors or windows
  • Sitting water around the foundation
  • Failed waterproofing
  • “Stair step” cracks in brick mortar
  • Tilting or leaning chimneys
  • Soil separation from the foundation


  • Separation cracks between the walls and floor
  • Walls rotating outward
  • Sloping floors


  • Walls leaning in or out
  • Cracks in poured or block walls
  • Cracks in the floor
  • Failed waterproofing
  • Water stains on the floor and walls
  • Bowed walls
  • Joints at the base of the walls are leaking

Crawl Space

  • Foundation cracks
  • Bowed walls
  • Tilting or leaning walls