C. Sherman Henes and Cassi Henes
If my house has settled 1 1/2 inches, why am I not seeing more interior damage?
There are a couple of possible reasons for this. The most common is that the wood framing and interior finishes are made of materials that are more flexible and forgiving than the rigid concrete foundation. Also, when a house settles the wood framed portion will often not settle as quickly as the foundation. In other words, the house hasn't caught up with the foundation yet and is slightly suspended above the foundation. The framing will eventually sag and catch up the foundation movement.
Peak Structural believes that understanding the fundementals of foundaion movement is an important step for every homeowner. Our creative director, Cassi Sherman Henes, has compiled a book called Foundation Technology, A Guide to What Goes on Under Your Feet. This Foundation Technology book has been available in ebook format for over 2 years. We're proud to announce that Peak Structural is releasing the third edition of the book in printed format! The Foundation Technology printed edition will be releasing on June 14th, 2010! We look forward to reaching even more homeowners with this valuable information. Check out www.foundationtechnologyebook.com or contact our office for your copy of the printed 3rd edition.