In the Houston area with the the climate and soil types, homeowners frequently experience foundation problems and you should not delay contacting an experienced repair company.
Damage to a foundation is progressive. The earlier you can detect a problem, the easier and cheaper it will be to solve that problem. When you delay foundation repair solutions, you risk much more costly future repairs.
Therefore, if you notice cracks in your exterior brick walls, large cracks in your interior drywall, or doors and windows that don’t open/close properly, you need to have an experienced foundation repair company come and assess your situation.
Once your foundation has been inspected, you will have a better understanding of the cost of repair and whether or not you can justify delaying repair.
Having trees, bushes, and shrubs around your home can sure make your Houston home look beautiful. However, if they are planted too close to your foundation, they can cause some serious problems.
This is due to the fact that bushes and trees need water to grow and thrive. When their roots grow larger, they will make their way under your foundation and slowly start to seep out all of that moisture. Therefore, this drys out the soil around your foundation.
Having soil that is too dry around your home’s foundation is definitely concerning. When the soil is too dry, it contracts which can lead to cracks in your foundation. Further, if the roots of a tree just become massive on their own, they themselves pose a threat to harming your foundation.
The flip-side to point number 3 would be having TOO MUCH water around your Houston home.
If your property doesn’t have the proper grading, which means the property is sloped towards your home, all of the water that accumulates when it rains will rush towards your foundation.
In addition, if there is no drainage system in place around the home, like a French Drain, then there is nowhere for the water to go.
Not only will the standing water attract all sorts of gross insects, it can cause serious damage to your home’s foundation.
If you have issues with your property grading or think you might need a drainage solution, give us a call. We will give you a free estimate!