Crawlspace Foundation Settlement & Sinking Repair
Foundation cracks, cracked ceilings or walls, uneven floors, sticking doors, stair-step cracks in brick and cracked chimney bricks can all indicate crawlspace foundation settlement and is in need of repair. Many homes suffer from foundation problems. Foundation problems are rarely caused by a flawed building design, instead they are caused by the changes that occur to the soils around the foundation.
What Causes Foundation Settlement?
Evaporation – Hot and Dry weather removes moisture from the soil which will cause the soil to pull away from the foundation. The evaporation of moisture in foundation soils is commonly caused by extensive drought-like conditions and maturing trees.
Transpiration – Maturing trees and vegetation can dehydrate the soil beneath a home causing soil shrinkage and settlement of the crawlspace foundation.
Poor Drainage – Improper drainage from a lack of proper waterproofing techniques and poor grading will lead to excessive moisture buildup. Excessive moisture can saturate the foundation soils, which will cause the softening or weakening of the soil. This can cause upheaval or settlement.
Plumbing Leaks – Leaks in sewer or water lines provides localized source of water that is often a major contributor to foundation problems. Monitor your water bills.
Poor Ground Preparation – Often, the number one reason a building will settle is because of poor soil preparation when the structure was built. When fill soils are not adequately compacted, they can compress under a foundation’s weight resulting in settlement of the structure.
Poor Soil Conditions – Some soils are just not capable of supporting a foundation’s weight. Poor soil, organic components, debris, etc. may cause expansion or consolidation, which contributes to foundation failure.
Foundation Settlement Repair Solutions
You don’t have to live with a stressful foundation problem! We’re here to help you find the best foundation repair solutions for your home. We believe that you deserve only the best. All of our foundation repair experts are extensively trained and certified.
Our Foundation Repair System permanently stabilizes your home’s foundation and offers the best opportunity to lift your home back to the level without the expense and disruption of a full foundation replacement.