Can Water Break My Foundation?
Can Water Break My Foundation? With Spring just arriving and storms, rain, and snow melt are a common occurrence, the question “can water break my foundation” is a real concern. While standing water can cause a multitude of problems as Spring progresses, none of them can cost you more than foundation problems. When it rains, if you don’t have the proper drainage and grading around your home and foundation, water will find its way into your home. The concrete in your foundation is porous for one thing. The other thing is that a lot of water can build up around … Read More
Water Levels & Soil Conditions Can Affect Your Foundation
Water and Soil Conditions Both Affect your Foundation Some of the most dangerous things to a home’s foundation are water levels and soil conditions. There are a variety of problems that they can cause. Having high water levels or low water levels can both affect your foundation negatively. For example, high water levels that recede can cause the soil to move and shift, leaving behind voids that foundations may then sink into. Soil conditions may also have negative affects on your business or home’s foundation. Dry soil that has very little moisture causes shrinkage in the soil. This can also … Read More