How Dry Weather Can Affect Your Foundation

An example of how the dryness of the summer can affect foundations. 


Did you know that this year’s dry summer could’ve damaged the foundation of your home drastically? I recently visited one of the rental homes I own, and the difference was very visible, as there were cracks in some of the corners inside the home. The soil around the perimeter of the house was extremely dry, which caused some shifts in the foundation.

Luckily I was assisted by a foundation guru who analyzed the property this time last year. He recommended checking the sprinkler systems and making sure they cover enough area, as well as fixing the gutters. The soil is very hyperreactive to how dry things got, but luckily this is repairable. Things can get better with proper care. 

If you have any questions about this or if you need a referral to get your home checked out, don’t hesitate to reach out. Call or email me, I’d love to help