Foundation walls not only support the weight of your home but also must resist horizontal pressure from the soil outside. When your home was built, a hole was dug for the basement. After construction, the hole was backfilled, creating what engineers call an "active wedge" of loos fill soil that is much less dense than undisturbed, native soil. Water flows into this area more easily, exerting inward pressure on your foundation - even more so when the water freezes or clay soil expands. Under stress, the walls can begin to crack, bow, or lean it.
No matter what kinds of problems you're experiencing with your foundation walls, our in-house team of foundation experts is here to help. At Healthy Spaces, we repair foundations throughout Indiana and Kentucky every day. We serve Evansville, Owensboro, Newburgh, and surrounding areas such as Henderson, Vincennes, Madisonville, Jasper, Haubstadt, Washington, Santa Claus, and many areas nearby.