Your home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Your home’s foundation is vital to the stability and value of your home. American Crawlspace Solutions specializes in all types of foundation repair services.
Signs of Foundation Failure
Cracks in drywall
Misaligned doors and windows
Visible cracks in foundation
Doors and windows that stick
Gaps around doors
Stair step cracks in block or brick walls
Sagging or Uneven floors
Windows that don't fully shut
Common Causes of Foundation Failure
Hot and dry conditions during drought causes moisture evaporation, which can cause soil to shrink. This can create extra space or voids beneath the foundation footer, causing the foundation to settle or sink. Transpiration caused by tree roots can dehydrate soil, which also causes soil shrinkage and can cause settlement of your home’s foundation. Another common cause of foundation damage includes improper drainage around the home.
Standing water and erosion can weaken and undermine a foundation. Poor building-site preparation when your home was built can also cause future foundation damage. Building site preparation includes improperly compacted fill soil which can cause settling problems over time. Our local soil conditions also play a major role in foundation damage. The soil in the Atlanta area is primarily clay which can contract and expand, weakening and damaging foundations.