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Foundation Maintenance: Should I water my foundation?

Texas summers are known for its brutal heat. The heat causes your soil to contract when hot and expand when it gets wet again. Over the course of time this will lead to foundation issues. Due to the soils never expanding back to its original position the home will naturally begin to settle, causing cracking around the foundation. Often you will also see something known as eroding this occurs when the foundation begins to pull away from the soil. Foundation problems can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Make sure you get it inspected by professionals from At-Ease home Inspections to set your Mind At-Ease.

How Can I fix it?

The biggest way to combat the heat on foundations in Texas is to water them frequently. We recommend watering your foundation in the summertime twice a day for roughly 15 minutes. This will allow your soil that supports the foundation to stay expanded and decrease the likelihood of your home settling.

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