A healthy foundation is about the harmony between a house and its surrounding environment: soil, plants, trees, water and drainage. For example, trees can soak up gallons of water and remove moisture from the soil, unevenly graded yards can disturb runoff and drainage, and leaking sewer lines and sprinkler systems can cause further damage.
Foundation cracks and other smaller issues can be a good indication of possible larger foundation problems. That’s why it’s important to get your foundation checked by experts to help prevent possible problems becoming more serious.
Potential Causes of Foundation Problems
Certain soils have potential to shrink and swell. The more expansive the soil around your home, the more your foundation may be subject to movement. Perma-Pier Foundation Repair offers site soil surveys to pin point what soil type your foundation is on and how this can affect the stability of your home.
Expansive soil with inconsistent moisture levels will create expansion and contraction in the soil beneath a house or building, causing movement in the foundation. Poor grading can cause premature erosion or upward movement of the foundation. Plumbing or sprinkler leaks and very dry conditions can also seriously damage your foundation.
A plumbing or sprinkler system leak can create excessive moisture under your foundation and may cause an area to heave upward and disturb the stability of your slab. These problems can worsen if left neglected.
When to Consider Foundation Repair
Foundation problems normally do not occur over night. Sometimes it can take years for signs of an unstable foundation to show. Soil or drainage issues can cause many different problems for your home and its foundation.
Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas can suggest a holistic plan designed to get your foundation back to health and keep it there.
Our expert evaluators study everything from top to bottom: site drainage, soil, grading and all landscaping. If no signs of foundation problems are found, we can suggest actions you can take to keep your foundation in tip-top shape throughout the year. A foundation can be only as healthy as the maintenance put into it!
A thorough, proper foundation repair and maintenance solution addressing all of these issues is the surest way to reduce symptoms such as cracks in walls and or bricks outside the house.Whether you need foundation repair in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio or Austin, Perma-Pier is the right choice for you.