Brick molding separating is a common sign of foundation issues that need to be addressed, as this separation can result in the sudden catastrophic collapse of the entire wall. Foundation problems resulting in brick molding separating can happen due to a variety of reasons, including seasonal shrinking and swelling or expansive soils. Moisture decreases and soil shrinks during dryer months, allowing the foundation to settle. Moisture increases and soils expand during wetter months, causing soils to expand and push up on foundations. Heaving is when the soils swell enough to raise foundations higher than their original elevation.
Other reasons for foundation failure include tree roots, plumbing leaks, expansive clay soils, and poor site drainage.
If you’re experiencing brick mold that is separating, it’s important to contact PowerLift Foundation Repair to prevent any further damage to your home or commercial property. Contact us today for a free estimate at 800-562-5438.