It’s almost summertime and as enjoyable as the summer season is, it presents a number of problems for your home. It can cause minor or serious damage to your home or it’s surroundings. One of those serious problems that the summer heat can cause is foundation damage. However, there are certain things you can do to prepare your home foundation for summer.
The most important step you can take towards preparing your home foundation for summer is by getting a foundation repair expert to do a foundation inspection on you house or property. By getting a foundation inspection, you’ll discover foundation problems before they get worse and you’ll save a lot in terms of repair costs.
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Watering Your Foundation For Summer
One sure way of preventing foundation damage during summer is by keeping the moisture level around your foundation constant. Since certain types of soils such as clay soils tend to absorb water and expand and then shrinks when the water evaporates, this tends to cause damage to the foundation. So the best way of having a good condition foundation for summer is by watering it from time to time to keep the soil from drying out because of the summer heat or drought.
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Keeping your Plants or trees in control is a good way of preparing your foundation for summer. Tree or plant roots tend to spread out in search of water during the summer so they might penetrate your foundation and cause problems if not controlled.The best way to control this type of damage is by watering both your yard and around your foundation so that the tree roots don’t spread to your foundation. It’s also a good idea to cut down and not plant any trees or plants near your foundation.
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Contact a foundation repair contractor to inspect your foundation for summer. Call California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239 to schedule a free foundation inspection and estimate now.