Foundation repair contracts and plumbing problems are something you need to review in detail before beginning construction. Make sure you are aware of your liability and the ability of the contractor.
Why does the foundation repair contract exclude plumbing leaks or breaks that may occur as a result of the repair?
Most companies, including Granite Foundation Repair, make every possible effort to avoid breaks, but we can not guarantee against breaks or be responsible if a break occurs.
As a house ages and settles, the foundation will push the plumbing deeper into the ground. This occurs both with freshwater and gray water lines.
Four factors which influence the ability of plumbing to resist breaking during foundation repair:
- Soil density around the plumbing – can impede the plumbing rising with the house
- Extent of foundation drop – often times no problems occur with moderate foundation slumping
- Age and quality of plumbing – cast iron is particularly susceptible to aging
- Distance of plumbing away from the lift
All of these factors are beyond the control of the foundation repair company. They are related to soil, extent of foundation degradation, and the condition of the pipes.