Clay soils have a tendency to absorb and retain water. When this happens, they increase in volume and weight. This expansion exerts additional pressure on your home’s foundation, which can cause it to fail inward.
Foundation Recovery Systems offers a variety of solutions to permanently repair cracked, sinking foundations and leaning and bowing foundation walls and prevent wall failure due to the shrinking and swelling tendencies of “expansive” soils, including:
It should be pointed out that, in addition to these solutions, we recommend homeowners ensure proper drainage around their homes by grading the soil properly.