Ensuring your foundation is safe starts with the soil that supports it. Find out more in our latest blog post.
Although there are different things you need to consider when planning your outdoor space, your home’s foundation is among the most important ones.
Having a high clay content, Houston’s soil is extremely vulnerable to seasonal fluctuations, which cause it to significantly expand during the winter and shrink just as much in the summer.
Excess water isn’t the only factor that can cause foundation issues. Dry weather can also lead to a variety of problems for your home’s foundation.
Houston can experience long periods of time without rain. You need to act accordingly for the health of your foundation, as periods of extreme weather can damage your structure without foundation irrigation.
In a nutshell, proper landscaping can help you prevent foundation damage and extend the lifespan of your Houston home.
Because the foundation plays a crucial role in the overall construction quality as well as the building stability and durability, it must be strong enough to support the weight of your home and withstand the stresses resulting from temperature fluctuations, slight soil movement, and hydrostatic pressures.
Low temperatures along with occasional snowfall, freezing rain, and ice can irreversibly affect your foundation and cause extensive structural damage throughout your home.
In addition to having to deal with the immediate damages caused by the storm, such as power outages and pipes bursting, many Houstonians now worry about the effects the severe winter weather could have had on their homes and foundations.