Foundation Inspection

Inspecting the foundation can alert you to potentially serious issues with the stability and longevity of your home.

If you see at least one of these issues in your home:

  • Jammed doors
  • Jammed windows
  • Cracks larger than ⅛ of an inch along walls
  • Cracks larger than a dime on your basement floors or exterior foundation

…hire a contractor to inspect the damages. Identify them early to avoid structural damage to your house that decreases your home’s value and safety.

You might think that watering your lawn is useless during the hot summer months, but don't let the yard get too dry, and not for the sake of the grass.

You still need to water your plants because of your foundation. When the foundation gets too dry or the dirt around it gets too dry, it will recede. Then you get ground shifting and cracks in the foundation.

If you live in an area that experiences dry periods of summer, it might be a good idea to install a sprinkler system that adds moisture to your foundation. A dry and cracked foundation can make your home literally sink into the ground.

Water your foundation and lawn at dawn and dusk during the summer months to hydrate the soil around your house and prevent your foundation from falling apart right under your feet.