Piering and Stabilization Basement Wall Repair
Foundation failure is not an uncommon problem that can be attributed to a number of causes. Expansive soil is one of the problems where the soil expands when wet and shrinks and drops when dry. So in dry periods the foundations have a tendency to crack and settle, causing internal walls to crack and sometimes pull apart.
This is often noticeable when doors and windows do not open and shut properly. Furthermore – floors can crack, often settle, and even pull apart. The foundation walls and brick work will show cracking and settling. This is often when foundation repair or foundation wall waterproofing is needed.
In addition to expansive soils, subsurface peat — which has a low bearing capacity and deteriorates over time — can also cause settling. Other soil types such as silt and sands also have lower bearing capacities.