Too often it’s assumed that small cracks in the drywall, or cabinet doors that don’t shut properly, are nothing more than the inevitable effects of an old house settling. The fact is these could be early signs of foundation failure and ignoring these signs could lead to significant foundation damage at some point in the future.
An ounce of prevention
Water is the main reason for most foundation failures. While your foundation supports your home, the earth surrounding your foundation is what keeps it stable. Inadequate, too much or uneven distribution of water in the soil can therefore affect the stability of your foundation. [Read more…]