What Causes Doors and Windows to Stick?

If you’ve recently begun to experience sticking doors or windows, you know how frustrating it can be. You probably want to get it fixed but don’t think you have the money or time for repairs. You may try pounding on the window every time it needs to be open or closed or even cut off the bottom of a door until it no longer sticks. Even if you do these things, it’s likely that the problem will only return. That’s because the cause of sticking doors and windows is more likely to be from foundation issues and not a humid season. If your home has:

  • Bad drainage after storms
  • Ground movement due to wet and dry periods
  • Poor construction

These could be causing problems. You’ll want to get this checked immediately by a professional. You may notice that certain parts of your home are also experiencing damage, from cracks near the doors and windows to sloping floors. When these issues are found in combination with sticking doors and windows, you’re probably experiencing foundation settling. It could simply be that your house is getting older or it could be a foundation issue that leads to costly foundation repairs later down the road. The sooner the problem is identified, the sooner your home can be returned to normal. We can help with any and all sticking door repairs. Sticking doors and windows with cracks

Solutions for Your Sticking Doors and Windows in Virginia

The professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing can fix your sticking doors and windows by using foundation repair products such as steel piers. These products are used to stabilize your home and make it structurally sound. They are driven deep into the soil until they reach more stable ground, then the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers. This is typically the most common practice for sticking windows and doors but the experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing will always go over your options with you before settling on one solution.

Trust Basement Masters Waterproofing

Don’t ignore your sticking doors and windows and hope that things will get better. You’ll only see the problems progress over time. Our professional team will always be able to diagnose whether the problem is structural or involves moisture after a thorough inspection. We are experts in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and more, so you can be sure we’re the company you can trust. Contact us for a free quote today!


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