How to Maintain a Strong Groundwork
It’s the building’s foundation which determines the height it will go. If the foundation is strong then the building as well turns out strong. After some time building develops foundation problems. Repairs of the foundation should be made to the settlement and movements in buildings. Building on expansive clay and on soils that have not been fit properly may cause foundation problems. Houses that were constructed so many years ago have these issues. Foundation settlement can destroy the value of structures and more so render them unsafe.
There are some things that you need to look into to know if your building has foundation problems. Cracked floors need a thorough check-up. Looking keenly to some walls they may seem cracked either inside or on the outside. Jagged foundation may be the cause of this. The issue of doors not closing properly may be an issue. Some houses have separation gaps in the windows and others in the doors. With time these small gaps may turn out to be great foundation issues.
In some places home levelling and foundational repairs are on the rise. This is common with places which have clay soils. It is in dry season where these problems arise. The dry soils begin to shrink after the high temperatures in the summer seasons. Thy make the soil become weak and the carry capacity of the soil to be less. The soil becomes much hydrated after it rains back. After getting soaked in the moisture, the soil swells up. Swelling and shrinking actions with time cause sinking of the soil. The sinking and sagging happens either vertically or horizontally.
Out of the sagging process, cracks which can be seen well start occurring. Interior walls also crack, chimneys and floors. Opening of doors and … Read More ...