Foundation problems and the need for foundation repair has grown due to recent water rationing and restrictions. During a period of drought, such as Dallas and Ft. Worth has experienced in 2011 and 2012, failure to adequately water will lead to an uneven shrinkage of soil. The soil then fails to support the foundation.
Maintaining adequate soil moisture is a key part of foundation maintenance in areas with clay soil. Clay soil has a high index of plasticity, meaning that it is very sensitive to changes in moisture. From its dry state, clay soil can expand up to 8 inches in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
City managers in Dallas and Fort Worth recognize the critical need to maintain adequate foundation moisture. During stage 3 and stage 4 water restriction, most cities still allow foundation watering for up to 2 hours per day.
While proper foundation watering can with patience be accomplished with a hand held hose, it is more practical to install a drip irrigation system or soaker hoses.
Watering your foundation is a very critical part of maintaining a healthy foundation and therefore a healthy home. The foundation is very important to other aspects of the home. Even the roof can be damaged due to foundation problems. Roof damage and foundation problems go hand-in-hand.
Other noticeable flaws might be cracks in brick, cracks by windows, corners of rooms or in concrete driveways. For the best advice, contact Granite Foundation Repair. We provide FREE home foundation inspections.