Sinking Foundations

WHAT MAKES YOUR FOUNDATION SINK?

Erosion – Poor Compaction

If the foundation is laid improperly or on unstable soil.

If your underlying soil layers aren’t able to support the weight of your home, you’ll likely  have problems due to foundation settlement and house movement.

If you see cracks in your foundation walls, have uneven floors, or your doors or windows  are sticking, you may have a sinking or settling foundation.

Spot a Sinking Foundation:

My Foundation is Sinking?

Building a foundation is one of the most structurally significant aspects of your house.  When set on a solid foundation, the rest of the house has the support it needs to maintain it’s integrity and stand for decades upon decades.

A sinking foundation is one issue that can occur if the foundation is laid improperly or on  unstable soil. Sinking foundations are problems that need to be addressed and examined as  soon as you notice them to prevent further damage (and, of course, repair costs) to the rest  of the house.

Identifying Foundation Settlement:

Structural Warning Signs

A sinking foundation puts a lot of stress on the walls, and they start cracking or curving.  

Even the direction of the cracks matters a lot.

Building a foundation is one of the most structurally significant aspects of your house.  When set on a solid foundation, the rest of the house has the support it needs to  maintain it’s integrity and stand for decades upon decades