Pre-Construction Causes of Foundation Failure

Causes of pre construction failureThere are many causes of foundation failure. Here are some of them that will help you understand the problem.

  • Under sized footings or grade beams that don’t support the building
  • Inadequate depths of foundation components that haven’t reached solid enough soil
  • Poor grading that causes concentration of water near the foundation
  • Substandard construction materials that don’t hold up as well

Most of these pre-construction and early construction  issues can be discovered in the inspection process so they don’t become a problem for the homeowner.

Find out if the town you’re building a home in requires:

  1. Soil Testing, and
  2. Engineer certification

These requirements should surface any foundation support issues in the soil on your property, and the appropriate engineering plans to address it.

We’re Brackett Foundation Repairs in Durham, North Carolina. We have almost 40 years of foundation repair experience. We do foundation repair throughout North Carolina and the United States. Call us at (919) 806-5232. Find out what we can do for you.


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