New Facts on Foundation Failure Reveal Potential Costs of Repair

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Residential and commercial foundations can fail due to a number of unique circumstances related to moisture and soil. New information explores the most common causes of foundation failure and distress, and explores potential foundation repair cost.

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Residential home affected by foundation failure. Photo: Ram Jack Systems Distribution, LLC.

Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.

Is your foundation in danger of becoming distressed and needing repair? Online resource for concrete information, ConcreteNetwork.com, has made available new information on the causes of foundation failure, including information on possible foundation repair cost.

While there is no easy way for property owners to determine whether or not a foundation will settle or move, there is some information available that can guide consumers as to what situations offer ideal conditions for failure. With this information, consumers can better prepare an existing foundation before they become unstable.

According to the site, “foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.”

Costs associated with repairing distressed foundations can range from $500 to upwards of $14,000. And in some instances, settled foundations can affect the value of the structure, even making them dangerous and uninhabitable.

Home and business owners are encouraged to review the information provided for a better understanding of the topic. For additional resources and information on foundation repair, and to locate a local repair specialist, visit FoundationRepairNetwork.com.

Established in 1999, ConcreteNetwork.com educates consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 12 million people visited Concrete Network in 2010 to research, get ideas and to find a contractor.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local concrete contractors through its Find a Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work in over 200 regional areas throughout North America.

Article photo courtesy of Ram Jack Systems Distribution, LLC in Ada, OK.

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