Slab foundation settlement is caused by changes in soil conditions beneath a concrete slab. The changes create voids beneath the slab which eventually lead to cracks, and breaks. In addition to trip hazards in a walkway, a settling concrete slab can cause major structural damage such as cracks in drywall, tilting chimneys and doors or windows that won’t properly open and close.

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Concrete settlement is caused by changes in the moisture content and density of the soils beneath a concrete slab. Whether it be poorly compacted fill soils, or erosion, these changes create voids beneath the slab which eventually cause the concrete to crack, break and settle.

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When foundation settlement problems occur, it’s typically caused by changing soil conditions beneath and around your home. Soils that dry and shrink, become wet and soften, or poorly compacted fill-soils can result in your home to shifting, sinking and settling down into the earth. If you notice one or more of the below signs…

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Settlement problems occur when soil conditions change around or below a foundation. Your home will shift, sink or settle when soils wet and soften, dry and shrink, or compact underneath the weight of a structure. There are numerous signs that indicate foundation problems such as cracks on exterior or interior walls, doors and windows that won’t shut or open, or a chimney that tilts away from a home.

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There is a common misconception that the cause of foundation settlement is due to the design (or under-design) of the structure itself. Instead, the real culprit of damage can be attributed to changes in soils beneath and surrounding the foundation and structure. Here is a list of the most common changes that occur in soil which cause foundation settlement.

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The signs of the settling foundation can vary from cracks in the walls, sagging or uneven floors, to doors and windows that won’t open. If you’re starting to notice one of these symptoms, then most likely your foundation is in need of repair. At Foundation Technology, we use the below two underpinning methods to repair and support sinking foundations.

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Surprisingly, foundation settlement problems are very common. Why? Well, mainly because buildings are heavy and many types of soils beneath their foundations have poor load-bearing capability.

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It’s often assumed by homeowners that if a house is new, the foundation must be strong as a rock. Well, we’re here to shed light on this very common misconception. Unfortunately, cracks, sagging, and other foundation problems are possible regardless of a home’s age.

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