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Common Foundation Problems in Minnesota.

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There are three primary causes of foundation problems. You want to be aware of these causes as a homeowner because you will be more aware of the issues as they happen, allowing you to prevent serious damage to your home. Continue reading to learn more about the common causes of foundation problems.

What Environmental Events Cause Foundation Problems?

  1. Excessive Moisture in Soil Around Foundation – This is caused by heavy rainfall or flooding in the areas around your home. Wet soil expands and creates what is known as hydrostatic pressure which pushes on your home. This creates cracking and buckling foundations.
  2.  Too Little Moisture Around Foundation of Home – This often occurs during a season of extended drought. Extremely dry soil tends to contract and create fissures. When this occurs, it can leave portions of your foundation unsupported. Unsupported portions of a foundation are especially prone to cracking.
  3. Loose, Shifting, or Settling Soil Underneath the Foundation – If the soil underneath your home’s foundation wasn’t properly compacted or is unable to support the weight of your home, it will shift or compress under the extra weight. This can put enormous stress on portions of the foundation as more and more weight is shifted onto it. Stress on the foundation leads to all kinds of problems, such as cracking, bowing, or leaning walls, and more.

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Each of these three causes presents a unique repair challenge, but homeowners in central Minnesota have a reliable solution for their foundation troubles — Zimmer Bros Waterproofing. We are a locally owned and operated foundation repair company. We provide affordable solutions to homeowners in the region and we firmly stand by all of our work. Give us a call today and receive a free quote!

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