Understanding the Signs of Foundation Failure
If you can see materials beginning to crumble and fall away from your foundation walls, this is the most obvious sign you need to have a professional look at them. Other symptoms that indicate a lack of structural stability include:
- Chalky or flaking mortar
- A wall that is no longer flush
- Foundation wall blocks that stick out on push inward
- Bowing basement walls
Are your foundation walls starting to deteriorate? The team at Yellowstone can help you find the right solution. Schedule a free inspection today.
Why Foundation Walls Deteriorate
While age is the number one reason for foundation wall deterioration, there are a few other causes. Another leading cause is excess soil pressure exerting on the exterior of your walls. This is a common problem that happens due to overfilling around the walls during construction. Poorly constructed walls are also a culprit for deteriorating foundation walls.
The Real Dirt on Foundation Problems
Foundation problems happen for four unavoidable reasons: overly dry soil, oversaturated soil, poorly compacted soil, and the type of soil around your home. Each of these, or a combination of these, leads to things like foundation settlement, foundation heave, and a multitude of other symptoms that happen due to structural problems.
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Whatever the cause of your deteriorating walls is, our foundation experts can help. We have the best available foundation repair products in Montana and Wyoming, backed with warranties and highly trained professionals.