Several common issues contribute to foundation damage, particularly for homes in the Pacific Northwest. TerraFirma has decades of experience diagnosing and repairing foundations here in Oregon and western Washington. From homes affected by marshy, wet soil conditions, to steep slopes and sub-par building practices, we've seen it all. Our System Design Specialists will help you understand what is causing your home's foundation problems, and most importantly, help you understand the solutions.
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Flooding and heavy rains are not uncommon during the winter months. Water can seep in through cracks in the floor or walls of a basement, expanding and putting pressure on the concrete. When the water recedes, it can leave cracks behind and make your home more vulnerable to water during the next heavy rainstorm.
Certain types of soils in the Pacific Northwest absorb water and expand, exerting significant pressure against the foundation and causing it to move. This type of damage happens slowly overtime but often gets to a tipping point that can accelerate rapidly. Expansive soil often compounds problems caused by poor construction.
Ensuring proper drainage by keeping your gutters clear and downspouts pointed away from your home can prevent soil erosion around the foundation and reduce the risk that water will seep into your basement.
Cheap building materials, poor planning, and shoddy work all spell trouble for a home's foundation. If the soil was not properly compacted during construction, it compacts after the home is complete - and it may not be perfectly level. Inaccurate grading and poorly placed structural reinforcements can also cause damage to a home's foundation.