Causes of Foundation Problems
The following are the main causes of foundation problems:
- Soil moisture variation: Certain areas in Adelaide have expansive soil that absorbs water during rainy seasons and contracts during dry spells. Such movement puts stress on the foundation, leading to problems.
- Faulty construction: Homes that have been poorly constructed, particularly those built on filled earth or without appropriate soil compaction around the foundation, may encounter foundation failures as the ground shifts and the foundation moves.
- Inadequate drainage: Foundation damage can be caused by poor drainage that leads to pooled water. When water accumulates, it causes the soil to expand, thereby pushing the foundation upwards.
- Plumbing problems: Leaks from subterranean sewer lines can also contribute to foundation issues. When these leaks happen, water seeps beneath the foundation, causing the soil to expand which can cause long-term harm to your foundation.