Chimneys, porches, steps, basement walls, and other exterior structures are areas that typically show problems before anywhere else. There are many causes to settling foundations but the main one is unstable soil. Usually unstable soil is caused by uncompacted fill dirt, negative slope of soil that brings water to the foundations, severe droughts, and even trash pits. These are the most typical situations causing most settling foundations in the Atlanta area. If you’d like more information about our services please feel free to contact us directly at (404) 680-1525.