You are here


Foundation Movement - Explained

Slab on ground foundation with post tension cables


Regardless to the type of foundation, there are two common reasons for foundation movement:


1)    Response to soil volume change (shrink, swell or settle): Response to soils means that foundation will move in the direction the supporting soils move. The simplest way to understand this is to understand that soils move in four directions: up, down, and the sides (left and right).

Learn to talk "Engineering" (as a second language)

We have compiled some useful definitions to help you navigate through the lingo of engineering, foundation repair and construction. The definitions are not in alphabetical orders but instead in sequential order in a discussion format. Visit this site often as we will update the list from time to time:


Homeowners should be well informed about what type of foundation repair system is being installed to lift or level a house. Don't be fooled by the sells pitch or the Life Time Foundation Repair Warranty. Get a second opinion from a structural engineer before you decide to invest thousands of dollars on foundation repair that is unjustified and unnecessary.