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Sticking Doors

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Settling House, Sticking Doors Causes and Repairs

Doors Sticking in the House?

One of the most obvious signs that a house is settling, is when a door begins to stick that did not stick before. Often times, you can also see diagonal cracks in the drywall above the doors in a settling house. The best repair option depends on the cause of the settlement in the crawl space.

Houses show signs of settling for several possible reasons but the result is the same, the structure is dropping because it lacks proper support. Either the building structure is sagging, compressing, or sinking. The key to proper foundation repair is to first stabilize the structure.

Most sticking doors caused by settlement also show signs of movement in the trim around the door. If the house is settling and doors are sticking, you’ll also likely see the corners of the trim around the door open too.

The Most Common Causes of Sticking Doors and Settlement:

  • Floor joists are sagging
  • Support beams are bowing
  • Moisture and weight are causing the wooden framing to compress
  • Piers are settling

There could be any combination of these issues causing the doors to stick. The best way to repair an area depends on the circumstances. A one-size-fits-all approach can come up short so a professional analysis of the building structure and crawl space conditions is recommended.

Steps to Repair a Settling House and Stop Doors from Sticking Worse:

  1. Eliminate the sources of moisture. Wet wood is weak.
  2. Accurately identify the structure supporting the sticking door.
  3. Sister floor joists
  4. Replace or reinforce support beams
  5. Install new floor support jacks under existing beams
  6. Install new floor supports under new supplemental beams
  7. Take steps to ensure the exterior footing is not settling

The specific causes of sticking doors in a home are unique to that home. A trained professional should diagnose the problem before any repairs are installed, to prevent wasting money on ineffective solutions.

Inspecting Your Home for Sticking Doors

Our Expert Advisors are trained to identify the causes and best repair options for your home. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your home, we offer free no-obligation inspections and estimates. When we inspect your home, we explain the problems, solutions, and explore multiple options to find the best solution for you.

Why Choose BAY to Assess Your Sticking Doors?

BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair is your one-stop solution for structural repairs in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Suffolk, and the surrounding region. Our expert teams have over 400 collective years of experience fixing homes in the Hampton Roads, VA & NC region.

Our staff includes engineering experts, repair specialists, and a full support team ready to deliver exceptional customer service and a fast turnaround of your project. This is why BAY Crawl Space can offer great long-term warranties on the installation and materials for your repair.

You can learn more about BAY’s structural repair solutions by taking advantage of our free crawl space and foundation inspection. Your inspection will give you a much better understanding of the issues at hand, along with your best options for repair.

Contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair today by filling out our online form or call 757-460-0444 for a free inspection.

About BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair

BAY is an award-winning crawl space and foundation repair contractor. We’re proud to service an 80-mile radius around our Norfolk, VA headquarters, Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 5 pm.

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  • “Our experience with Bay Crawl Space & Foundation Repair was outstanding. From first contact everything was smooth and made as easy as possible for us. We were kept informed every step of the process via email, phone, and/or text. The work was top-notch. The cost was extremely reasonable. We were impressed that Bay did not try to sell services that weren’t required.”

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  • “I conducted a good amount of research before choosing Bay to perform foundation work at my home in Chesapeake. I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Everyone that made contact with me along the way was courteous and professional. Price was reasonable and they performed quality work. Timely, outstanding workmanship at a fair price.”

    – Barbara Taylor
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