Signs & Symptoms

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

WHY GOOD FOUNDATIONS GO BAD

There are a number of factors that put stress on your foundation. Unfortunately, most of them are out of your control. That puts stress on you. Give us a call today. We’ll be happy to apply our 40-plus years of experience to your home’s unique needs. We know your home is your most prized possession. And no one should have to live in fear of foundation damage.

1. Evaporation

Dry wind and intense heat can cause soil to shrink beneath your foundation. This may cause cracks to appear throughout the structure.

2. Transpiration

Tree roots may desiccate the soil beneath a home, causing the soil to shrink and the home to settle.

3. Plumbing Leaks

Water from plumbing leaks can find its way under your home, eroding soil and ultimately compromising your foundation.

4. Drainage

Improper drainage is one of the leading causes of foundation failure. Excess moisture will erode soil and cause settlement.

5. Inferior Foundation Construction

Insufficient steel and poor concrete can contribute to movement in the slab.

6. Inferior Ground Preparation

Soft soils and improperly compacted soil are the leading causes of foundation failure. Cut-and-fill situations should be prepared properly before soil can support a structure.

7. Poor Soil Conditions

Expanding and contracting soil can put added stress on your foundation and contribute to its failure.

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