How to Be Sure if The Foundation of Your Home is Moving?

Noticing cracks in the walls of your house lately? Do the windows or doors not seem to fit their frames the way they are supposed to? Being a property owner, if you are noticing such defects, it might be due to the troubled foundation of your house. When the foundation of a house does not seem to be in good condition, you will more likely to notice any of the aforementioned symptoms.

Recognizing the symptoms of foundation damage at the right time is crucial. It is also important to take appropriate actions with the help of an experienced residential structural engineer.

First, know, how foundations work.

A foundation is meant to support the weight of the entire building. The base of which remains connected with the structure of the building, being able to transfer all the loads right into the ground. A well-constructed foundation can:

  • Help spread the entire weight of the house evenly through the ground
  • Bridges the building with the ground
  • Brace the home against winds and earthquakes

Why is it Important to Maintain a Stable Foundation?

Stability enables a building to stay upright, retaining its center of gravity. When a structure is stable, it can transfer lateral loads and gravity. On the other hand, an unlevel building is more prone to suffer from cosmetic and structural damage. To ensure the stability of a building, it is important to have a well-designed and strong foundation.

Also Read: How Many Ways a Structural Engineer can Help a HomeOwner?

How to Avoid a Troubled Foundation?

To repair a moving foundation, there are ample measures can be taken depending on the severity of the issue. When you first encounter an issue with the foundation, the first call you must make to a competent residential foundation engineer. The sooner you take action, the lesser trouble you will come across with your foundation.

Make sure to be careful with the drainage system of your house. If there is no effective drainage strategy in place, chances are high that your building may encounter foundation issues as rainwater will be filling the surrounding your house. When the soil underneath gets saturated with water it will result in creating hydrostatic pressure in the foundation, causing the walls to crack or shift. 

At Fundamental Engineering, we would be glad to help you with the foundation repair or any sort of construction at an affordable price.

Whether you have a residential or commercial property, be sure to get in touch with us for any kind of foundation needs.


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