Dry Weather Foundation Problem? Call Us With Questions About Foundation Repair in St. Louis

Having Dry Weather Foundation Problem?

Dry Weather Foundation Problem

Dry Weather Foundation Problem

If you are having dry weather foundation problems in St. Louis call us today for a free consultation.

Just a friendly reminder from the Foundation Doctor St. Louis that July and August are the two months we worry most about dry weather. Long periods of dry weather can cause the ground around our homes to dry and shrink, pulling away from the foundation walls leaving a void. This can lead to foundation problems with your home.

Then as the rains return, water can sometimes get in all the way to the footing. Then the dry weather foundation problem can occur.

To help prevent dry weather foundation problems we recommend to water the lawn up close to the house. Keeping the soil moist will prevent this situation from happening, don’t overdo it however.

If you should need us for any issues of basement waterproofing, dry weather foundation problem, or foundation repairs, please call us at 636-282-4242

Maintaining Your Foundation – July 2014

Keeping the soil around your foundation moist is the key to preventing many foundation problems. In dry periods the soil adjacent to the foundation should be watered to maintain constant moisture. Proper watering is critical as the purpose is to keep the
Soil’s water content next to and under the foundation at the same moisture content.

July, August and September is when cracks in the soil often appear. You want to have initiated a watering program long before this so that the cracks do not appear. In many cases homeowners have waited too long before watering and cracks have already occurred in the soil. In many cases starting a watering program at this time is too late.