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Consequences of melting permafrost on home level
- Bering Straits homes are built on pad and post foundations to help reduce homes shifting. But permafrost melt still occurs due to increasing climate temperatures, causing home foundation shifting.
- When the permafrost melts, foundation posts sink into the ground (differential settlement). This causes the entire home to go out of level.
- Symptoms will increase from misaligned doors and windows, to glass breaking, to wall cracks and increasing drafts.
- One inexpensive method to determine the level of a home is with a water-level.