When buying a new home, having a home built, or moving into a home that is only a couple of years old, foundation settlement is a common problem and one that can worry homeowners. Under every house is a foundation that is designed to support the weight of the construction. Foundation settlement occurs when the underlying soil shifts or compacts as a result of construction on previously disturbed soil, on backfills, changes in soil conditions, and moisture. While this movement doesn’t typically have a significant effect...
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