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Why is your foundation failing?

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1/ Evaporation

Hot, dry wind and intense heat cause the soil to shrink beneath the foundation.

2/ Plumbing leaks

Water from plumbing leaks is often the cause of severe foundation problems.

3/ Transpiration

Tree roots may desiccate the soil beneath a home causing the soil to shrink.
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1/ Drainage

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

2/ Poor Soil conditions

Poor soil and its expansion and/or contraction contribute to foundation failure.

3/ inferior ground preparation

Soft, low density soils and/or improperly compacted soil beneath a home is the leading cause of foundation failure.

4/ inferior foundation construction

Insufficient steel and inferior concrete will contribute to movement in the slab.

Are you noticing any of These signs of foundation problems?

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Cracked Walls
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Sloping Floors
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Sticking Doors
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Leaning Chimney
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Foundation Cracks
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Cracks in Brick
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Gaps Around Windows
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Cracks in Floor
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Gaps/Cracks Around Doors

Interior signs of foundation problems

  • Doors and windows that are misaligned and are difficult to open or close
  • Gaps around windows or doors
  • Sloping or sagging floors
  • Cracks in ceiling
  • Cracks in sheetrock
  • Cracks in the floor or tile
  • Basement signs: walls leaning in/out, cracks in the wall, and/or water intrusion
  • Wall pulling away from ceiling
  • Hairline cracks in concrete walls or floors
  • Garage floor cracked and uneven
  • Uneven floors

Exterior signs of foundation problems

  • Stair step cracks in brick
  • Chimney pulling away from house
  • Gaps above windows and doors
  • Gaps above or around your garage door
  • Fascia board pulling away

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