Serving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas
Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Heather Price
Here around the DFW area, we are just starting to see a break in the "rainy" season. This is about the time you may start to notice problems arising in your home's foundation. Why is this? Water is a leading source of foundation problems around your home because of the soil softening it causes.
Water around your home's foundation can come from a variety of sources. Heavy rain and flooding however, are the most common sources. In the Dallas and Fort Worth area, in particular, the clay soils retain a vast amount of water and become very soft. When the soils become soft, they are not able to bear the heavy loads of homes and buildings, causing them to sink.
Along with rain and flooding, poor drainage can also cause foundation problems due to water. If water is allowed to pool around your home, either from poor soil grading or clogged gutters, the soils will adsorb this water, again causing the soil to become soft.
Plumbing leaks and broken water lines can cause water to saturate into the ground around your homes foundation. Often, plumbing leaks push soil out from under the home, creating a void into which a home or building can sink.
What do you do if you are concerned that any of these water sources have caused problems in your home's foundation? Call Power Jack Foundation Repair today! One of our goals is to not only thoroughly inspect your home, but also provide you with the resources you may need to correct your water issues.