What Causes a Sinking Foundation?

Monday, November 26th, 2018 by Alexa Hilger-Sawochka

A sinking home can be a big problem, also a big sign that the foundation in your home is having trouble. We looked into a home in Cohasset, MN to see what was causing their home to sink, along with other reasons why homeowners face this problem.

The home in Cohasset, MN had a sinking problem because their foundation needed our PolyLevel® services in various spots throughout the perimeter. The PolyLevel® works to level out the concrete by expanding into the difference between the sinking settlement and the sturdy settlement. The sinking home is caused by cracks beginning to form in homes that develop around windows and doors.

Generally, the foundation is the first problem in a sinking home. The foundation may be settling unevenly, causing the cracking, uneven doors and windows, sloping floors, and more. If the moisture level changes, sunlight causes the soil to dry out, etc. then that can cause the foundation to shift, although homeowners want their settlement placement to be maintained. There are many reasons why a foundation can begin to sink, but there are many ways that DBS can help you with your foundation needs!


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