Soaker hoses are often used to provide water around a foundation. Place the soaker hose 12-18 inches away from house and turn it on to prevent the soil from drying.
Three items to avoid with a soaker hose.
1) Never place a soaker hose in contact with the foundation. Water will run down the side of the concrete beam and pool, turning our firm clay soil into mud. When that happens, the soil loses its ability to support the foundation.
2) Never overwater. If the water is pooling or the ground is mushy, turn the water off.
3) Don’t connect several soaker hoses. Doing so causes uneven watering. The further from the faucet, the lower the water pressure.