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Foundation problems have a way of creeping up on homeowners. The most important thing is to watch out for signs of impending trouble. Being vigilant and keeping a keen eye out for signs of foundation issues can help prevent draining your finances.

Many homeowners in Houston are well aware of all the signs that they need to look out for: Uneven floors, the presence of cracks in the walls or ceilings, displaced moldings, doors or windows that won’t close properly, separated walls. Still, what causes these problems and how to prevent such problems is the issue that face many households today.

At Dura Pier, we know that when it comes to water presence in the soil, too much and too little can be trouble for structural foundations. The moment you notice problems, don’t procrastinate; each day you wait puts your home at risk.

Here are some of the most common water-related causes of foundation problems:

Inadequate or improper drainage

The most fundamental plumbing rule is that water must be led away from buildings and home structures. The presence of standing water loosens the ground and causes the soil to shift.

Leaks and faulty plumbing

Leaks can cause soil to erode or shift, which affects foundation stability. The trouble is that it can be a problem for homeowners because they are difficult to detect.

Soil expansion and contraction

Soil immediately surrounding homes, buildings, and other structures need to be firm. A soggy foundation means a shaky structure. Foundations, however, should be well compacted. The expansion and contraction of soil can compromise your home.

A deeper problem

While water is most commonly the culprit for most foundation problems, the truth is that it can also be attributed to human error early on. When you have a house that is built on a foundation that is poorly constructed, you can only expect to be haunted by foundation woes later on.

When it comes to foundation repair, leave the responsibility to Houston’s premier foundation contractor. At Dura Pier, we remain dedicated to upholding our core values of hard work, honesty, and reliable service at a fair price. Contact us for a free, no obligation inspection.