Is My Foundation Done Settling?


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Posted By: bayarea on 9th April 2013 Category: Foundation Repair

New Signs of Foundation Settlement?

foundation settlingFoundation settling is a problem that many homeowners face; one of the most common questions we hear is from homeowners wondering if their foundation is still moving. Sometimes they will say they had a soil engineer tell them that it had stopped settling years ago, but there are new cracks in the drywall that determines that’s a lie.

The best way to see if a foundation is still settling is to compare floor elevation surveys over several years. Most people will not have a previous set of floor elevations to compare. Crack monitors can also be installed on existing cracks and can be observed over time to see if there is any movement.

Whether the foundation is done settling or is still experiencing settlement it is not going to recover the lost elevation or fix itself on its own. In most cases, Earth Contact Products‘ resistance piers are a great option to recover lost elevation and stabilize the foundation from any further settlement.

Contact the experts at Bay Area Underpinning today to schedule a free estimate regarding your settling foundation.