Causes of Clay Bowl Effect in Alabama

Causes of Clay Bowl Effect in Montgomery & Bessemer, Alabama

Building a foundation of any type can be a big hurdle to many and one of the most common problems is the clay bowl effect. It refers to the natural consequence of excavating and backfilling when building a foundation. The backfill consists of soil which is removed when a house's foundation is dug, creating an empty shape (hence the "bowl"). 

This looser soil is returned after the foundation is built and is more porous and more absorbent than the hard-packed undisturbed soil around it.

If you are living in Ashville, Bessemer, Montgomery, Cleveland, and many more areas in Alabama then give us a call 205-303-3404 to know more about the Clay Bowl Effect and how we provide a solution.

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Why Worry About the Clay Bowl Effect?

Water in the soil close to the foundation will and can build up and find its way in, seeping through porous basement walls or through gaps and basement wall cracks. In fact, cracks often appear early in the life of a basement, formed during construction from the backfill striking the walls, sometimes before the concrete has completely cured.

Rain Can Cause Massive Problems

When it rains or storms, the ground closer to the foundation is more heavily saturated. This problem is made worse if proper gutters and downspouts are not installed or if the water table is very high.

Additionally, over time, the soil around a house settles, altering the original slope of the house and affecting drainage when it rains or storms. When a foundation is built near springs or other underground water sources, it is at greater risk of water seepage into the basement.

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For many years now OxFoundation has significantly had success rate and solves gives the best basement waterproofing solutions to many cities in all of Alabama. Our waterproofing experts first inspect your basements thoroughly, checks the problems, and lets you know whether it's a clay bowl effect, footing drain, hydrostatic pressure, and many more. All you have to do is give us a call 205-303-3404 to solve your basement waterproofing issues in Birmingham, Mc Calla, and throughout Alabama!

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