Foundation Failure

Written on 02/09/2016
Jennifer Nevins

Dear Jen, 

What causes foundation failure? 


Dear Theresa,

There are many causes of foundation failure. Below is a list of common issues associated with foundation failure:

1.    Poor Soil condition.
2.    Poor compacted fill material and ground preparation.
3.    Poor construction.
4.    Transpiration and Evaporation.
5.    Drainage leaks. 
6.    Poor grading.

I'd be more than happy to review any site specific issues with you individually (as a courtesy).

Structural Engineer


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