Drainage problems also contribute to a weak foundation. If your home lacks or have damaged gutters, or if your landscaping does not slope properly or the downspouts do not effectively channel water away from your home, there will be seepage buildup on the soil surrounding the foundation and basement walls. Water saturating the soil causes it to expand which then exerts pressure on the foundation. If there are fissures around the foundation walls, basement flooding could result.
Learn about signs of foundation damage by calling up specialists in repairing foundations in Indianapolis, such as the American Basement Solution. These companies are equipped with the latest repair technology to do the needed work on your basement, crawlspace, foundation, and structural flooring.