The water content of the soil underneath your home and the health of your home’s foundation are closely tied together. If your home rests on expansive soil, moisture will cause the soil to expand greatly, potentially causing your foundation to crack. When used properly, irrigation can help prevent this from happening by regulating the soil’s moisture content. On the other hand, if your yard’s soil is not irrigated properly, it could make the problem worse. A leak in your sprinkler system, for example, could lead to a steep increase in moisture content.
One of the most effective ways to improve your home’s irrigation is simply to implement a drainage system. Both roof draining systems and ground gutters are indispensable when it comes to keeping water away from your home’s foundation. If you want to learn more about how improper irrigation can lead to foundation damage, call the drainage professionals at Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. Contact us online or call (972) 484-1200 to learn more.