Why Do Problems Occur
Reasons Why Foundation Problems Occur
The blame for most foundation problems rests with the expansive nature of the clay soils in the Houston area. The ground swells and shrinks according to moisture variations in the soil. The location of trees on your property, varying weather conditions and improper drainage are all factors that affect the moisture fluctuation. Most slabs are designed to handle some movement, but over time any substantial shifting can cause major structural damage. Understanding why these problems occur is critical to understanding how to correct them.