There is nothing more important to the safety of your home than its foundation. Your entire house sits on top of it, so even a small crack is a big problem. At Dwyer Company, the largest foundation repair company in the West Chester, Ohio, area, the experts have more than 25 years of experience helping homeowners stabilize their home’s foundation.
One of the best ways to avoid foundation failure is to know the causes, so you can prevent them from happening. Here are some of the most common reasons homes require foundation repair:
Gain in Soil Moisture
When the soil sitting below your home’s foundation swells during wet conditions, there is a higher chance of it shifting. Additional moisture could be a result of a plumbing leak, especially wet weather or improper water draining. If you notice cracks or bowed walls, it could be a sign of water damage and soil shifting.
Loss of Soil Moisture
You might also require foundation repair if the soil shrinks due to too-dry conditions. For instance, if there was high soil moisture when your home’s foundation was constructed, the soil might lose moisture over time, contracting and causing it to settle. This movement can cause cracks, primarily near the perimeter of the foundation.
Poor Construction of Building Pad
Poor construction causes some foundation repair problems. For example, if you have a slab-on-grade foundation and the top layers of soil weren’t compacted properly before construction, the foundation might settle deferentially, causing damage. If you have settlement damage, consider using the Dwyer Company’s patented steel piering foundation repair system. Call today to schedule a free estimate.
For more information about one of the largest foundation and concrete repair companies in the U.S., visit the Dwyer Company online. Call (513) 777-0998 for the Tylersville, Ohio, location; (502) 489-5438 for the Auburndale, Kentucky, location; or (859) 231-0998 for the Bryan Station, Kentucky, location.