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Foundation Problems and Its Causes by Richard Conard





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Foundation Problems and Its Causes


 
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Foundation problems of your house or building can arise due to a number of things, which include poor construction and more importantly the type of soil that the house was built on. The type of soil, the water content in the soil, construction faults, and natural disasters are usually singly or in combination lead to foundation problems.

The most important factor that can lead to foundation problems requiring foundation repair Nashville is the type of soil your home has been built on providing the needed strength and stability to your home foundation. There are different types of soil with each type having different ability to support weight.

Soils are of various types that expand and shrink based on the moisture content in it. Some soils are more sensitive than others are, and expand and shrink extensively causing faults in the foundation and unevenness in the concrete surfaces requiring foundation repair Nashville and concrete leveling Nashville. Soil, depending on its type, can significantly expand or swell by absorbing water and shrink or consolidate when the water is removed. A home built on such soils can cause cracks and bulges in the walls or sinking of the concrete upon swelling and shrinking.

This is why it is important that before pouring foundation of your home the excavated soils should be tested to find out what kind of foundation footing will be required to appropriately support the weight of your home. An improper footing can lead to sinking or settling of the foundation of your home requiring concrete leveling Nashville.

Following installation of the foundation footing and foundation walls, the space immediately around the foundation is filled again with the excavated soil. The backfilling is another important factor which if not done properly can built up hydrostatic pressure resulting in settlement problems.

The weight of water at rest is known as hydrostatic pressure, which happens by the water absorption into the ground – raining and watering flowerbeds in your yard. Excess water collects underground due to improper drainage issues and flow towards your home's foundation. This water collection around the foundation leads to leakages causing severe structural issues and damaged foundation.

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