The ground sinking near your foundation tells you that there’s a problem with the soil that your home is built on, and you have house settling. When the soil can’t support the weight of your home, your home sinks, and settles. There are a few things that can compromise the soil:
Hot summers can dry out the soil, which then pulls away from your home’s foundation. The extra room around your foundation allows the ground to sink and causes foundation settlement.
Water, Water Everywhere…
Whether it’s a plumbing leak, heavy rain, or your gutters’ drains don’t lead away from your home, this extra water creates problems for the soil your home sits on.
Inadequate Soil Preparation
It’s common practice for builders to use backfill dirt to fill in the hole where your home’s foundation is built. If this soil isn’t pressed down enough it, shifts and causes your foundation to move with it.