Tamping foundations and footers
Causes of Cracked Foundations
It’s nearly impossible to tell what causes foundation cracking if you’re not an expert in engineering and foundation repair. Still, there are some common root problems that are severe enough to cause a foundation to shift and pull apart, and almost all of them have to do with soil quality and moisture. More specifically, most foundation problems are related to poor soil beneath the foundation that is either from settling or has uneven moisture content.
- Settling Soil: If your soil is settling, you’ve probably got your home builder to blame. It’s usually the result of poorly tamped footers or of a build site where loose fill dirt was used to level out the ground under one side of the foundation.