Changing weather conditions and the expansive nature of the clay soil on which we build our homes and businesses make up the primary reason for foundation failure in Missouri. The clay expands and contracts as moisture content changes with the weather. The ground beneath and around your foundation is constantly changing. The large cracks you see in the ground after a dry spell are a result of the contracting clay.
Now, imagine your foundation sitting on top of this clay as well as the shifting and movement it endures with the changing moisture content.
Dripping faucets, air conditioning condensation lines, leaking drains, and water pipes can lead to sinking foundations. Poor drainage around the foundation perimeter can result in water running under the foundation and dissolve or wash away supporting soil.
For more information, don't hesitate to contact us at PermaJack of Mid Mo LLC in Mexico & Columbia, MO. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions.