There are many things that people do not think about when they are living in a home and foundation is one of them. You cannot just assume that everything is 100% with your foundation. You will learn over time that many things including clay, soil, and weather cause foundation damage. No matter what is causing destruction, it must be stopped in order to preserve your foundation.
Bad Soil Equals Bad Foundation
Excessive deterioration in foundation can be expensive to repair and it is a good idea to study how clay soil and changing weather can be causes of foundation damage. Soil can create cracks, which requires foundation piers installed to stop destruction. This means that you may need to do a little research about the soil in your area.
Moisture Creates Issues
Damage can occur in the foundations of house, apartments, and buildings just by excessive moisture. Many homeowners have discovered that rain can create all kinds of issues. Water in the form of rain or due to plumbing leaks can create issues. You need to take precautions to avoid water accumulation around or under your foundation. This prevents gaps from forming in your foundation and can cause significant destruction.
Earthquakes might sound like a no brainer, but most of the time when earth quakes happen they are so small you cannot feel them. This little shake causes your foundation to get more and more loose with every earthquake. This could lead to major foundation issues.
Edens Structural Solutions
While you may recognize a problem, you will need an foundation repair expert to inspect it. This will help locate the conditions that have caused any of the problems to appear, since they are not always obvious. Too many people simply fill in the cracks and treat the symptoms rather than the source of the problem. By covering the damage that appears, homeowners fail to get to the root of the problem – this allows the damage to worsen and foundation issues to continue to grow. Call us today!