Foundation Problems Caused by Water

Often times, foundation problems are caused by changes in the moisture content of the soil around and under your home. If there is an extended period of dry weather, the soil can shrink, causing the foundation to shift downwards. With extremely wet periods, the soil under your home can soften or even collapse which can also cause your foundation to sink, settle, and crack. When these changes occur, you may start to see foundation cracks throughout your home which indicate foundation settlement.

Another foundation problem caused by wet soil conditions is bowing walls. After a heavy rain or flooding, the excess water in the soil builds hydro-static pressure around the walls of a basement or crawlspace. This can cause your foundation wall to move inward. If this happens, you will notice foundation cracks as the wall starts to bow, buckle, tip along the top, or slide inwards along the bottom.

Foundation Waterproofing