Dealing With Foundation Erosion

September 29, 2020

Dealing with Foundation Erosion Problems

Erosion can be a big problem for homeowners, even if you don’t live in an area that sees frequent flooding or other causes of large-scale erosion. As soil erodes from around your foundation, it reduces the stability of the foundation and opens up the foundation materials themselves to damage from the elements. This is why it’s important to know not only how to recognize the signs of erosion, but also how to deal with it and repair any damage that’s already been done.


Foundation Erosion Problems

In most cases, when foundation erosion occurs it comes in the form of water or other elements washing away some of the soil around your home’s foundation. This can lead to underground portions of the foundation being exposed and may also kill grass that would otherwise help to hold the soil in place (which can in turn make erosion problems worse). As more soil erodes from around the foundation, you may start to see cracks and leaks forming in the foundation wall. Over time, the same elemental forces that are eroding the soil can start to wear away at the foundation materials themselves. READ MORE