Study shows that, when a beam of slab deflects, a partition wall becomes incapacitated thus causing the partition wall to fail. This happens because there is no slippage between the reinforcement and the surrounding concrete. The following factors are to be considered whenever such deflection is noticed:
✓ Immediate deflection due to snow or rain loads
✓ Permeation or penetration of water through the naturally occurring pores (tiny holes that form during the curing process) that induce damage to the foundation
✓ Pipe leaks from water or sewer lines, this factor usually goes for a long time unnoticed and may even pose greater damage to the property.
✓ Poor drainage channeling close to the foundation
✓ Larger temperature fluctuations that span between lowest and highest conditions during winter and summer also result in general concrete attrition (damage).
✓ Surface wear caused by physical abrasion or erosion