Protecting Your Home's Foundation
The goal of a foundation maintenance program is to maintain a consistent moisture level at all times around your foundation, not too wet and not too dry.
In the heat of summer you will need to add moisture to the ground around your foundation. When it rains you need to make sure water doesn’t stand or pond anywhere near your foundation.
The challenge is accomplish this despite seasonal weather changes, site conditions changes and of course trees and landscape growth.
Maintaining consistent moisture levels in the soil surrounding your homes foundation will help prevent foundation problems. Maintain drainage around your foundation during wet periods and during dry periods add water. During hot dry, periods, if there is a gap between the soil and foundation, it’s time to start watering.
The following checklist identifies key areas for you to maintain as the property owner.