We Are the Foundation Contractors You Can Trust to Fix House Settlement Problems

Many homeowners face the unfortunate circumstance of a settling foundation. While some foundations may settle worse than others, it is a very common problem and is something that homeowners should keep an eye out for.

What causes a house to settle? House settlement happens when the dirt underneath the home can no longer hold the weight of the home. Soils in the ground can expand and contract during certain weather conditions and cause problems. During heavy rains, the water causes the soils to expand and become larger in size. When the weather is dry, it causes the soils to contract. This expansion and contraction causes the soils to shift and creates voids. The voids cause a big problem and make the soil very weak, causing your house to settle.

major cracking of a brick foundation wall in Coal Valley

House settlement shows many different signs, both internally and externally. Internal signs include wall cracks, sticking doors and windows, or uneven floors. There are also signs to look for within the crawl space. The most common sign in the crawl space is cracks and moisture. Cracks running through the foundation and high moisture are a sign that the house is settling and should be looked at by an expert.

House settlement will only get worse over time and turn into a very big, expensive issue. It’s important to identify the signs of house settlement early in order to prevent the problem from becoming worse. If left untreated, the house will continue to settle further into the ground and create larger cracks and make your floors sag even more.

Rely on MidAmerica Basement Systems to inspect your home’s foundation and pinpoint the problem. We offer free quotes and will recommend a solution to keep your home from settling. We have helped homeowners protect their homes for nearly 30 years with our foundation repair products. Contact us today for your free quote!