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Protecting Your Home From Drought-Induced Settling

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by Betsy Rathburn

Innovative Basement Authority piers, used to support the home and protect it from settling caused by drought.Innovative Basement Authority recently received a call from a customer who made a troubling discovery around the foundation of her home. While checking the perimeter, she noticed a large gap between the ground and her home’s foundation. After calling Innovative, the homeowner discovered that the recent drought sweeping the country has caused the dirt surrounding her home to shrink away from the foundation, evidence of house settling.

The homeowner’s settling foundation makes her home vulnerable to damage such as cracked walls, uneven floors, and hard-to-open doors and windows. These problems are not only eyesores that make the home less comfortable to live in, but they can also lead to serious problems that can adversely affect a home’s safety, structural integrity, and property value.

There are several ways to make sure your home is safe from drought-induced settling. You can keep the soil near the foundation of your home as moist as possible. Some experts also recommend placing mulch around the foundation to slow evaporation, keeping your soil moist.

But the most effective way to make sure your foundation is protected against drought? Get it checked by a foundation repair expert. Even if you haven’t noticed a problem as severe as the homeowner who contacted us, your foundation could still be in danger. Innovative Basement Authority regularly helps a high volume of homeowners who are experiencing foundation settlement due to drought. Our system employs piers driven into bedrock, resulting in the home being supported by piers instead of the problem soil. Our system, coupled with our ability to respond to customer concerns quickly and effectively, makes us the best choice for those with foundation problems.

Your home protects you from adverse weather conditions. Why don’t you protect it? If you’re worried about your home’s foundation, call Innovative Basement Authority today to schedule a free estimate.

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