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.
Tree roots may desiccate the soil beneath a home causing the soil to shrink and the home to settle.
Water from plumbing leaks is often a cause of foundation problems.
Improper drainage is a leading cause of foundation failure. Excess moisture will erode or consolidate soils and cause settlement.
Inferior foundation construction
Insufficient steel and inferior concrete will contribute to movement in the slab.
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.
Poor soil conditions
Poor soil and its expansion and/or contraction contribute to foundation failure.
|Possible Signs Of Foundation Movement:|
Signs on the inside of the house that indicate foundation problems include:
1. Misaligned doors and windows
2. Cracks in the sheetrock
3. Doors and windows that stick
4. Sloping of the floor
5. Cracks in the floor or tile
Signs on the outside of the house that indicate foundation problems include:
6. Cracks in the brick
7. Gaps around the doors and windows
8. Cracks in the foundation
9. Fascia board pulling away
|Signs in the garage that indicate foundation problems include:|
10. Separation from door
11. Wall rotating out,
12. Cracked brick
Signs in the basement that indicate foundation problems include:
13. Walls leaning in or out
14. Cracks in the wall
15. Water intrusion