Colorado is classified as an alpine desert, which means that we're a semi-arid state, experiencing seasonal and long-term fluctuations in rainfall, snow-melt, and groundwater. We also have some unique soil conditions as explained in this page. All of these factors put additional pressure on your foundation. This map shows the soil make-up in your Front Range area. Match the color in the text to the map in order to see what your soil type is made of.
This part of the country is also known for having hydro-compactable soil.
Some ways to tell if you have hydro-compactable soil are:
These indicators can help you to catch potential soil issues before they become a serious problem, allowing for cheaper, faster remediation.
Peak Structural, INC. offers professional solutions from experienced contractors to soil problems in the Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Golden, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Englewood, Commerce City, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Evergreen, Fort Morgan, Morrison, Windsor area.