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Foundation Settling

Foundation settlement occurs when a house begins sinking downward. It is caused by the soil below a home being unstable, causing it to expand and contract, resulting in this sinking movement, or settling, of the house’s foundation. This leads to cracks in interior and exterior surfaces, most often on the foundation or on walls and ceilings.

Foundation settling is an issue that happens with most homes and is one of the biggest threats to any structure, especially when not dealt with appropriately or in a timely manner.

 

Top causes for foundation settlement include: