Forensic analysis of foundation problems is a more in-depth examination for foundation problems that may require further testing and analysis of soil and structural elements, beyond what is found in a standard report of the foundation. The aim is to collect evidence to present in court related to claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
The most important element of your home is the foundation. Unfortunately, it is often the one element that receives the least attention; because it is the least visible portion of the home. As one client said “Money that is taken out of the foundation can be put into doorknobs”. In order to properly design a foundation, there needs to be an inspection of the lot, an assessment of the foundation soil, and a review of the home’s architecture. Foundations need to be strong and either supported on a stable geological formation or isolated from the effects of expansive soil. After the inspection is complete and the lot and geology have been defined, the proper foundation type can be chosen to fit the client’s objectives. The types of foundation are: