(WICHITA, Kan.) — No problems for 35 years and suddenly Harry Neel's house starts to crack.
"The reason we kind of discovered it, the back door wouldn't shut real easy and we realized we were having problems with shifting," Neel says.
The shifting of the foundation quickly caused cracks in the ceiling and walls of the basement. Wayne Briggs of Briggs Basement and Foundation Repair says the damage is due to the forces of nature--namely the recent drought.
"This is one of our busiest years ever," Briggs says. "Drought, dryness in the ground, the ground shrinks and settles causing the house to go down."