Foundation Settlement and Sinking

A settling or sinking foundation can cause many foundation issues like sticking windows and doors, wall cracks or uneven floors.

As the soil beneath your home in North Charleston changes and loses the ability to bear the weight of your foundation, it causes your foundation to settle and sink. Let our experts at CNT Foundations come to your home and inspect your foundation. Our experts will provide a free, no-obligation estimate to repair your sinking foundation. We are proud to serve families in North Charleston and help solve their foundation problems.

What is causing your foundation to settle and sink? Let’s examine some causes:

Soil Conditions

Foundation settlement is a common problem in the nation. The stability of your foundation depends on what type of soil your home is built on and how well it reacts to water. If your home is built on sandy soil, the water will pass through and your foundation will remain stable. If your home is built on expansive soil, the ground beneath your foundation will expand and cause foundation settlement. Other soil problems can cause your foundation to sink as well such as:

Weak bearing or poorly compacted soil that can’t bear the weight of your home

  • Changes in soil moisture that can weaken the soil and cause the soil to shrink
  • Soil consolidation when your home presses down on soil and causes the foundation to sink
  • Trees or bushes taking moisture from the soil and causing erosion

Foundation settlement isn’t always obvious. There are visible signs to look for if you suspect a sinking foundation.

Foundation Settlement Signs

How can you tell if your foundation is sinking if it’s below ground? Keep an eye out for some clear signs:

How can you fix a settling foundation?

There are many options for repairing your foundation if you notice it has been sinking. There are a variety of solutions to fix the issues caused by a settling foundation, but the foundation itself will require a professional inspection to determine the best remedy.

If you suspect your foundation is sinking, CNT Foundations can help. We have foundation repair solutions to fit every home. Call our foundation contractors at 843-405-7022 today to make an appointment for your free consultation.