What Does Soil Have To Do With My Foundation?
Understanding Soil Soil has almost everything to do with foundation failure. Soils are consistently changing because of weather patterns. The texture and movement of soils are constantly evolving, particularly in a four-season environment, actively influencing foundation placement. Here are the three vital reasons it affects your foundation: Poor Compaction Poor compaction happens often in the midwest. This process occurs when a foundation is built over soil that is already heavily compacted. Consequently, the water can not drain appropriately. After this occurs, the increased density and decreased volume in the soil leave little space for infiltration. Oversaturated Soils Overly irrigated soil … Read More