Foundation Contractor Tampa
Here’s What Causes Foundation Problems That Damage Your Home or Building:
1. Evaporation of clay soils and organic layers
Dryer conditions throughout the dry season of the year, the soil will shrink beneath your foundation. The soils will pull away from your foundation allowing the foundation to settle, the additional stress may cause cracks to appear throughout the structure. This is called differential settlement. Soils begin to dry around the edge of your house perimeter. Unless you identify and fix the causes of these cracks, they can get worse rapidly.
2. Tree Roots Causing soil displacement
Overgrown vegetation can affect soil conditions around and under a structure in negative ways. The damage is most frequently the result of large bushes and trees planted too close the building, causing the soil to dry out and shrink. This condition is magnified during dry conditions, which force the roots lo consume more moisture and to extend further under a structure for their own survival.
3. Plumbing Leaks
When a plumbing leak occurs under a slab, moisture is added to the soil or cause erosion. As moisture is added to the soil from the leak, soil and foundation movement often result. The amount of movement depends upon soil type, soil expansiveness, soil density, soil moisture content before the leak, and other factors. Sanitary sewer systems and domestic water supply tests should be performed if distress symptoms are present.
4. Drainage problems
If rainfall runoff is allowed to pond or collect adjacent to a structure built on expansive soil, the structure may be subjected to distress caused by the soil beneath the structure swelling as a direct result of increased soil moisture content and/or will cause soil erosion.
5. Poor Foundation Construction
Insufficient steel, poor concrete and poor construction can contribute to movement in the slab.
6. Inferior Ground Preparation
Soft soils or improperly compacted soil are the leading causes of foundation failure. Cut-and-fill situations should be prepared properly before soil can support a structure.
7. Poor Soil Conditions
The constant shrinking and swelling of soils due to moisture content is one of the most common issues in the Tampa area for foundation problems.
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