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Foundation Repair Causes

Foundation repair is something many owners have to face during some point of their homeownership. Knowing what causes foundation problems can help with catching the problem early on.

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Common Foundation Repair Causes

While there are many causes of foundation damage, there are some causes that are more common in Colorado. Below, we’ll go over the three main causes of damage to your home’s foundation.

Expansive Soils

Backfill soil is the soil that was removed during the excavation for your home’s foundation. This soil is then added back to surround the foundation, where it will absorb more water than “virgin soils.” This causes expansion, leading to pressure pushing against the foundation. The pressure eventually leads to cracks and shifting.

Foundation Heave

Known as the upward movement of a slab or foundation, foundation heave occurs when the underlying soils swell or expand. Foundation heave more commonly occurs to slab foundations. This is because slabs do not have as much weight to resist heaving forces. Heave is more likely to occur within years of construction or during periods of drought.

Water in Your Basement or Crawl Space

If you notice water in your basement or crawl space, then it is probable that the water is coming from cracks in your home’s foundation. Water seeps in through the cracks, where it will start pooling on the floor, which can eventually lead to flooding. This puts the structure of your foundation and any belongings stored in the basement in danger.

Don’t Deal with a Faulty Foundation. Peak Structural Can Help!

Damage to your home’s foundation is not something that you want to take lightly. If left untreated, problems with your foundation can get much worse, costing you more money in the long run. Contact us if you think you may be dealing with foundation problems. Whether you’re in Denver, Colorado Springs, or Pikes Peak, our skilled technicians are here to help. Using innovative tools and solutions, our technicians will help find the best fix for your foundation. Don’t wait! We offer free inspections at no obligation to you, so you can be certain that there is a problem before any repairs are put in place.

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