Landscape Drainage Prevents Foundation Issues

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The Role Soil Plays in the Health of Your Foundation

The landscape of your property and the environment around it play an important role in the overall conditions of your home’s structure and the health of your foundation.

There are many factors that are responsible for causing structural damage to a home. For example, the moisture content in the ground beneath the structure can cause the soil to contract or expand, which could affect the home.

Depending on the soil’s water content, the response of the soil will be to expand with excess hydrogen particles from water or to contract when the aggregate soil lacks hydration. Due to all these factors, having control of the moisture levels in the soil beneath your structure may seem like an impossible task.

On the other hand, having proper ways to drain water from your property is  vital to protecting your home’s foundation. Not only does a drainage system keep water away from your foundation, but it also prevents damage by intercepting excess water and helping control the water content surrounding your home.

For more information, Houston and surrounding area homeowners are invited to call our office to schedule a complimentary estimate.

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