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6 Real Facts About Summer and Your Home's Foundation

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Danielle Wesbur

Real Fact #1:

Although we never wish to have dry summers, they happen and they affect your home’s foundation. When the ground begins to dry up after spring, the soil shrinks around your home’s foundation.

Real Fact #2:

As the soil dries, it contracts and can shift due to the lack of moisture.

Real Fact #3:

Dry summers cause foundation settlement, but so do wet summers! During heavy rainfalls, when clay soils come into contact with water, they become soft which can cause it to sink. And if the soil around your home sinks, your foundation is sinking too!

Dry Clay vs. Wet Clay

Although there are few ways to stop this natural occurring cycle, there are ways to recognize if it is doing damage to your home.

Real Fact #4:

Cracks are bad! Cracks in the foundation walls, cracks in the floor, and cracks in the drywall – They’re all bad! Cracks are generally the common sign of shifting and settling foundation. Along with that, other common signs are sticking doors and windows, tilting chimneys, and stair-step cracking. More information HERE

Real Fact #5:

The earlier you recognize these signs of foundation issues, the less costly it’ll be to repair the damage.

Real Fact #6:

Foundation damage due to soil settlement is common among thousands of homes across the nation. We can safely stabilize your home and in many cases re-straighten bowed or tilting walls.

Settling Foundation

Think you might have foundation damage? Call us today at 320-515-2200 and schedule a free, no obligation estimate.

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