Protecting Your Foundation as the Seasons Change

 Protecting Your Foundation as the Seasons Change

Protecting Your Foundation During All Four Seasons

It’s almost November, which means the cold weather is coming (if it isn’t already here)!  As the seasons change, you change your thermostat, cover your pool, and ready your fireplace – don’t forget to take care of your foundation too!  The changing weather often brings with it moisture from rain (and snow in North Texas) as wells as changes in the soil.  These changes, when unchecked, can lead to foundation damage, so protecting your foundation is important.  Ram Jack Texas is here to help!  By taking a few simple steps to protect your foundation during the changing weather, you may save yourself an expensive and involved foundation repair.

Protecting Your Foundation with a Few Simple Steps

  • When the rain comes, proper drainage is vital. In order to ensure that the rain stays away from your foundation where it belongs, make sure your rain gutters are in proper, working order.  This may mean mending areas where they’ve fallen or clearing them of debris.  In addition, make sure the drains are pointed away from the home.
  • Check the grading of the soil around your home.  If it’s directing water toward the foundation, get a shovel and modify it so it drains water away.  If you need a more extensive landscaping repair, call a professional.  It may cost a bit now, but it might save you a lot of time and money later.
  • When the weather begins to dry up, make sure to water your soil.  You don’t want the soil to be too wet or too dry, but if it dries too fast, it may crack and cause foundation settlement.  Keep the moisture level in your soil consistent.
  • Always avoid excessive watering!  In the same way you don’t want soil that dries too quickly, you don’t want it too wet either.  Overly wet soil contacts your foundation with water and can cause unwanted damage.

Ram Jack Texas for All Your Foundation Needs

Ram Jack Texas is here to repair your foundation if you need it. By taking these simple steps, the health of your foundation and your home are preserved.  But if you do need a repair or aren’t sure if you do, call Ram Jack Texas today!  We’ll be happy to answer any questions, schedule an inspection, and provide the best foundation repair in Texas.

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