Foundation Problems

/// Causes and Signs

causes
1

evaporation

Hot dry wind and intense heat will often cause the soil to shrink beneath the foundation. This settlement may cause cracks to appear throughout the structure.
5

Inferior foundation construction

Insufficient steel and inferior concrete will contribute to movement in the slab.
2

Transpiration

Tree roots may desiccate the soil beneath a home causing the soil to shrink and the home to settle.
6

Inferior ground preparation

Soft, low density soils and/or improperly compacted soil beneath a home is the leading cause of foundation failure. Cut and fill situations should be properly prepared before the soil is ready to support a structure.
3

Plumbing Leaks

Water from plumbing leaks is often a cause of foundation problems.
4

Drainage

Improper drainage is one of the leading causes of foundation failure. Excess moisture will erode or consolidate soils and cause settlement.
7

poor soil conditions

Poor soil and its expansion and/or contraction contribute to foundation failure.
signs
CRACKED WALLS
SLOPING FLOORS
STICKING DOORS
LEANING CHIMNEYS
FOUNDATION CRACKS
CRACKS IN BRICK
GAPS AROUND WINDOWS
CRACKS IN FLOOR

Interior signs of foundation problems

Exterior signs of foundation problems