Foundation settlement repair needs are surprisingly common, and present obvious signs. One of these is a visible crack or cracks in your exterior stucco. These cracks are a sure sign that the foundation upon which your home is built is compressing or settling.
Serious damage to your foundation can develop immediately following construction, or years later as changes occur within the soils that surround and support your home. Cracked stucco on the exterior of your home isn’t just unattractive – it’s a sign that the foundation is shifting.
It is the soil underneath the foundation that has caused the settlement. The soil has failed to support the foundation for one of these reason: drying and shrinking soils, wetting and softening of soil, poorly compacted fill soil.