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What Severe Weather Can Do To Your Home's Foundation

Last updated 6 years ago

Your home’s stability depends on having a healthy foundation. Unfortunately, a wide range of weather-related issues pose threats to the foundation of your home. This overview of weather worries shows how floods and droughts carry equal risks for the base of your home. Take a look at the following information to help decide if your foundation is in need of professional repair.

Produce Excessive Moisture:

Many homeowners are aware of the dangers that excess moisture poses to their home’s foundation. Water intrusion can cause cracks to spread and expand across an entire concrete slab. In addition, excess moisture can cause soil erosion in the dirt surrounding a home foundation—soaked and shifting soil will allow your foundation to settle in a new location. Both cases of foundation movement can have huge and hazardous consequences for your home. Be sure to contact a foundation specialist if your home has been damaged by flooding, strong rains, or heavy snowfall. Early service can help minimize the foundation damage caused by excess moisture. These simple repairs can also help you avoid a costly foundation replacement.


Cause Dangerous Dryness:

Home foundations can be impacted by extremely arid weather, as well. Low moisture levels can cause the soil beneath your home to dry up and contract. This soil movement will cause the foundation of your home to shift, much like the erosion that occurs after unchecked flooding. Unfortunately, this shifting could cause damage to your home’s walls, doors, and floors. You can take action against drought foundation damage by adding moisture to the surrounding soil. Count on a foundation repair specialist to properly soak the soil near your home. This service is also a great way to save money on overall foundation maintenance.

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. can detect and solve almost any type of foundation problem. We also provide drainage correction and pier repair services. Contact us at (972) 484-1200 for more information on our foundation maintenance and repair services.


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