Dallas is also included in the semiarid southern region of the United States, where homes are more susceptible to foundation problems. The “expansive soils” in our area have an active layer that shrinks and expands with rain and drought. The weather extreme conditions if not mitigated result in a movement of a part or your whole home, and this can cause cracks on the walls. The cracks on different areas of the structure are high stress points on the foundation itself, floors, chimneys, door and window frames, as well as interior or exterior brick or sheetrock walls. Settlement can destroy the value of structures, and the longer you wait, the more the foundation will wink and cause further and costly damages. If you see signs of foundation distress, don’t delay and get the problem solved.