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SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION REPAIR SINCE 1968

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WHAT CAUSES FOUNDATIONS AND SLABS TO SINK

Causes Of Foundation Problems
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Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.

Find out the warning signs of foundation/slab failure.

Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even render them unsafe.

In any case, water is the basic culprit in the vast majority of expansive soil problems. Specific constituents of certain soils tend to swell or shrink with variations in moisture. The extent of this movement varies from soil to soil.

Those soils highest in clay content are generally more susceptible while those lowest in clay content are the least affected. In some areas the movement in insignificant; in others, it is quite pronounced.

When unstable soils are used as a base for a foundation, the tendency for movement is transmitted to the foundation. Since soil movement is rarely uniform, the foundation is subjected to a differential or upheaval.

The problem shows up in both slab, and pier and beam type foundations.

If all the soil beneath a foundation or slab swells uniformly, there usually is no problem. Problems occur, however, when only part of the slab settles. Then, the differential movement causes cracks or other damages.

In residential properties, slab settlement problems can result in potential damage to the structure, potential accidents, and loss of real estate value. Poor drainage, tripping hazards, rough floors, unsightly cracks, and equipment malfunctions may also result from concrete slab settlement.

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Foundation work is definitely not a do-it-yourself project, so it makes good sense to get at least three licensed contractors to give you a detailed proposal along with an assessment of your issues. The average inspection takes about two hours. Ron Davidson of Ram Jack Systems also offers the following advice and precautionary measures:

  • Educate yourself on foundation repair methods and ask a lot of questions. Don’t make your final decision based on advertising and cheap prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Don’t do business with a contractor that does not have their foundation repair methods evaluated by ICC-ES (International Code Council Evaluation Services). This nonprofit organization ensures that building products meet code compliance.
  • In most areas of the country, a reputable contractor will have a clause for the depth of the hydraulic piling (typically 20 to 30 feet). Beyond that depth, there is usually an additional charge, ranging from $20 to $30 per foot. If a contractor has no depth clause, be cautious. It’s unlikely that the contractor would continue to operate at a loss, and would instead just stop at the depth that would guarantee a profit.
  • Some foundation repair projects require removal of landscaping in the areas of the work, and the contractor typically won’t guarantee that a bush or shrub will survive after removal and replacement.
  • Warranties or guarantees for foundation repair work are very important, so pay close attention to their terms. Remember that a warranty is only as good as the company that backs it. Look for a national company that can offer a warranty trust. This means that if the company goes out of business, there is a plan in place to provide follow-up service, if needed.

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Is Foundation Repair Needed?

A house that has cracks inside or outside may have foundation issues that need to be repaired. The cracks can be found in the brick, sheetrock, floorboards, tile, and foundation.  Many times gaps can be found between some doors and windows.  The damages can also cause problems in the basement including leaning walls and flooding.

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The reason for foundation damage is the soil beneath the home. Expansive soil can shrink and swell according to the moisture in the ground. High moisture levels can cause the soil to expand which will heave and lift the home. Some factors that contribute to too much moisture in the soil are plumbing leaks and improper drainage. The opposite can also happen. If there’s not enough moisture in the soil, it will shrink and cause the foundation to settle.  Besides wind and heat, another factor that can cause a lack of moisture in the ground is trees.  If trees are present close to a home, the roots can extend under the home’s foundation and take in the moisture from the soil.

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Why do we need to repair these?  If the foundation isn’t repaired, the issues can get worse over time.  Repairing the foundation cannot only help with the cracks in the house, but it can also fix doors and windows that no longer close properly.  Another reason for foundation repair is the home’s resale value. Since most people end up selling their home at some point, the resale value will be significantly lower if the home has foundation and structural damages. These damages must be disclosed to potential buyers.  In the end, no one wants to purchase a home with signs of foundation failure and it is cheaper to repair your homes foundation rather than risk lowering the price substantially to make a sale.

 

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Hudson, FL 34667

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