Many of our clients report problems that can be related to or caused by concrete foundation issues. A home’s foundation is perhaps the single most important element of construction because everything else is built upon it. Unfortunately, the concrete foundation may be poured improperly at the time of original construction, or the concrete mixture itself may be faulty. Contractors sometimes fail to properly tension the cables in “post-tensioned” concrete slab systems. Post-construction, a foundation may be adversely affected by excessive soil movement due to differential settlement or expansive soils. Concrete foundation problems can manifest in many ways including:

These photos show just a few of the conditions we have observed in our clients’ homes:

DISCLAIMER: The photos above are for illustration and reference purposes only. Your property may or may not have the issues represented above, and no legal representations, guarantees or warranties are made with respect to the ability to recover for the same or similar issues. The existence of a defect or construction problem, including those illustrated above, does not necessarily mean that there is a legal basis for recovery. There are several statutes of limitations, applicable laws, building codes and possible legal defenses which will impact a homeowner’s or homeowner associations’ ability to assert a claim and recover damages or other legal relief. Questions about the foregoing should be directed to one of our attorneys.

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