Fixing the Problem

Many tools are available to slow, fix, or stop a settlement, foundation, or structural problem. Each specific problem calls for its own specific solution. Gutters that direct water next to the foundation, and thus saturate the ground, require gutter work. Cracks in the foundation caused by a large tree call for tree work or root-barrier installations. Unfortunately, in some cases, even high-quality contractors disagree on the proper solution. If multiple high-quality contractors disagree, consider seeking the advice of a competent engineer.