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Foundation damage caused by foundation settlement

Foundation Settlement Repair Services


Your home is able to stand tall because it is being fortified by a strong foundation. When a structure is in the process of being built, engineers and construction workers make sure that the building is connected to the ground (via the foundations) so that it would prevent the structure from quivering and will be able to carry all the stress that is being pushed down. Though your home’s foundation does sound almost “super hero-esque,” it will still sustain different kinds of damages through time.

One of the most hazardous damages your foundations can face is settling. When your foundation settles, a segment of its structure has been distorted or disrupted due to the following incidents:

  • Improper compression of its foundation
  • Shrinkage due to moisture
  • Carrying too much load

If your foundations continue to settle, chances are that your whole house will slowly sink into the ground, and ultimately produce unnecessary damages to your home.

What Causes Your Foundation to Settle?

Foundation settlement commonly occurs during one of any of these four situations and/or environments:

  1. When the moisture is allowed to seep through the footing of your foundations leaks, which caused by the cracks that are found in underground waste piping and/or downspouts, can soften the soil under it – causing it to settle.
  1. Some homes are built on top of uneven soil. This typically happens when a shallow foundation is installed near a deeper basement foundation, or that it is sitting in a sloping lot.
  1. Trees and vegetation that are growing near your homes can break through your foundations with their roots. If moisture is presently seeping through your foundation’s walls, chances are that plants will follow the source and begin sprouting on places you do not want them on.
  1. Homes built on soft soils, like clay, are bound to experience foundation settlement. These types of soils are known to shrink and expand depending on the type of weather you are experiencing. Through time, your foundation cannot keep up with the soil’s alternating shape and develop damages such as cracks and weak surfaces.

Contact Foundation Rescue Team for All Your Foundation Settlement Problems

Repairing your foundations through do-it-yourself methods is highly discouraged – especially if the damages are severe. It is built under your home thus, needs to be exposed in order to locate the problematic areas and do the initial repairs. That is why we, at Foundation Rescue Team, are more than prepared to handle this situation. We are professionally trained and well-equipped with the latest tools and materials, and with the help of our foundation repair services, you and your homes will experience its benefits in no time. Call us at: 844-338-5311 or visit our contact page here for further inquiries.