Seasonal Weather's Effect on the Foundation

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 by Holden Videon


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As we settle into a new season, there are new weather patterns that can impact the soil – and subsequently our home’s foundation!

The winter months can bring bouts of heavy moisture with rain. This moisture can cause pressure on your foundation and lead to serious symptoms of problems.

Cracked, leaning or bowing basement walls can develop in homes of any age, as changes occur within the soils that surround them.

Foundation walls can be damaged by soil pressure. In some cases, the soil's weight is simply too great to be held back by the foundation wall. In other cases, soil with high clay content expands during wet weather, exerting additional pressure against foundation walls. Whatever the cause, there are several telltale signs of foundation wall damage.

The foundation problems caused by the time of year aren't just annoying - they become even bigger over time. Finding and fixing the root cause of the problem will restore your peace of mind.

 

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