Impact of the Surrounding Environment
Many of the problems that you might experience with your foundation, especially if your home is built on a concrete slab, are caused by the surrounding environment, in particular the soil and tree roots. Soil can be washed away, which can cause your foundation to settle lower than was intended, causing a range of problems. When combined with the impact that nearby tree roots can have, your home could be faced with a serious problem. Tree roots growing to close to or in and around your foundation have the potential to cause a real problem.