A home’s foundation can settle due to shifting in the soil, especially in drought conditions. Many foundation settling problems, though, can be avoided with the proper attention. During extreme drought conditions, homeowners can do a couple of things to prevent foundation shifts.
Watch this video for tips on avoiding foundation problems. For example, using a very slow hose, wet the perimeter of your home about three feet away from the foundation. This helps to keep the soil packed and settled. Good drainage is also very important, as wet soil due to inadequate drainage can be as damaging to a home as dry soil.
To learn more about preventing foundation problems, contact Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. at (972) 484-1200. You can also visit us online for more information on foundation repairs.