Any shift in your property’s foundation can cause structural damage. Shifts can happen if your home is built on clay or improperly packed soil that is subject to movement over time. Your soil can also expand or contract if you are experiencing extremely warm weather or heavy precipitation. (Heat can cause soil to shrink and an excess of water can cause the ground to be oversaturated, which can lead to pressure on your home’s foundation.) Problems can also occur
Your home’s foundation will become damaged if something causes it to shift around. This can easily happen if your home was built on improperly packed soil or if it was constructed on top of clay. Weather can also cause changes in the soil around your home: heat can cause soil to shrink and an excess of precipitation can cause the ground around your home to be over saturated and cause an excess of pressure on the foundation of your home. Issues can also occur if your foundation is not being properly maintained.