Why Does Foundation Damage Peak in Summer?

The professionals of My Foundation Repair Pros have the proper technology & expertise to provide the most reliable foundation services in your area. During summer months especially, we recommend you inspect your foundation for signs of settlement or cracks.

We tend to see an increase in foundation repair requests during the summer months. Mainly because during the summer weather we see rapidly changing temperatures and moisture levels that add stress to your home’s foundation.

Rain and humidity cause the soil to expand, while hot summer days can cause the soil to quickly contract. When nights start to become cooler, the soil expands once again. In general, the concrete used for your foundation was designed to withstand a lot of this stress. However, over time the pressure slowly builds and after years and years of expansion and contraction, it cracks and needs repair.

Foundation Damage Peaks in Summer, Why?

Warning Signs of Foundation Damage

If you see foundation cracks, rotting drywall, water stains, gaps where walls meet, sagging floors or doors and windows that are no longer closing properly, your house may soon face serious foundation issues. Also, be sure to keep an eye on how the water drains from your house when it rains.

If the ground is dry after rain, the water is draining too quickly. However, if puddles are forming or the soil remains damp after a dry spell, the water isn’t draining quickly enough.

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Preventing Possible Foundation Damage

Preventing Possible Foundation Damage

There are a few ways to reduce the likelihood of foundation damage to your home. During the summer months, the most effective strategy is to maintain consistent moisture levels around your home.

When it’s hot and dry, watering your foundation and the surrounding soil is extremely beneficial. Invest in a soaker hose to save you time. Effective grading and landscaping can also benefit the foundation of your home and its integrity.

Why Choose My Foundation Repair Pros to Repair Foundation Damages?

My Foundation Repair Pros provides professionals who specialize in foundation waterproofing, crawl space repair, crack repair, finishing, sump pumps, and other foundation issues. We are a local company with a track record of helping homeowners like you, give the basements a dry and safe environment. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, we can provide the appropriate professional help in your area, to solve your foundation issues. Contact us or call us at 844-406-0505 to learn more about our foundation repair services.