Foundationsettlementis caused by a variety of factors. These include:
Overly dry, cracked soil
Inadequately compacted soil
Incompatible soil type
Poorly compacted soil or soil with high clay content can cause foundation settlement as it shifts and compresses over time. Excessive moisture in the soil can also cause foundation settlement due to hydrostatic pressure. In addition, inadequate footings or support columns can lead to foundation settlement if they are unable to bear the weight of the structure.
If you have noticed cracks in your walls or issues with your doors and windows, these may be signs that your foundation is settling. Although the problems may seem mild enough at the start, foundation settlement can lead to major damage to your home’s structure over time.
Here in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, foundation settlement is extremely common, which is why we recommend having your foundation inspected by an expert. t Moisture Loc is ready to help you diagnose any foundation problems your house may have and repair them, giving you peace of mind.