Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Danielle Jauregui
Expansive or swelling soil is Colorado’s most significant geologic hazard. This type of soil is laced with layers of clay, bentonite and montmorillonite (weathered volcanic ash) being the most common. Why does this matter? The uneven moisture in these expansive soils causes more property damage than any other natural hazard in the state of Colorado.
As the expansive soil dries, it shrinks. This movement can shift and cause severe structural damage in addition to cracked driveways, sidewalks and basement floors.
Here are a few things you can do to help minimize the water exposure to expansive soils beneath your home:
Did you notice an uneven level of moisture around your home? Have you seen cracks forming on your foundation walls? Do you have any concrete slabs around your home that are sinking or shifting? Have you ever had water in your basement?
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