Expansive Soil

Did you know that the concrete foundation walls that support your home are under constant pressure from the expansive soil around your home in Davenport? The high clay content of that soil makes it highly absorptive and enables it to increase in volume by as much as 10% as it soaks in water. That increase results in excessive hydrostatic pressure exerted against your foundation that, over time, can cause your concrete basement walls to bulge, bow, or crack, or to even cause your entire foundation to shift and completely fail.

Not only do these soils expand when wet, they also shrink significantly when they dry. Season after season, the soil that holds the weight of your home expands and contracts with the variations in its water content. That constant movement of soil also moves and settles your foundation, which also causes cracks in and possible failure of your concrete, bricks, and other masonry. You might also experience water intrusion in your basement or standing water in your crawl space, cracks and separations in the interior walls, and doors and windows that are difficult to open, or won’t budge at all.

Shrinking Soil

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call your Davenport foundation repair team at MidAmerica Basement Systems. We’re proud to be the leading name for foundation repair in Davenport. We have seen more than our share of soil-related foundation damage at Davenport properties, and with more than 30 years in the foundation repair trade, we’ve learned a thing or two about keeping your home on its feet! Our team of foundation specialists has fixed these problems for thousands of homeowners just like you. We use only the most effective and long-lasting solutions and products to make the necessary repairs to the foundation of your Davenport home. While you can’t do anything about the type of soil you have around your home, you can take steps to reinforce your home’s foundation in Davenport against the pressure exerted by expansive soil.

If you see any of the symptoms that might indicate damage to your home in Davenport from the effects of expansive soils, click the link and schedule your free inspection and estimate today. Or call us at MidAmerica Basement Systems to talk about what your home might need to remain on its feet.

Poor Compaction