The foundation of your home is the most important part because it’s what holds everything together. For this reason, you want to keep it in great condition. Even minor damage should be addressed as soon as you notice is so that the problem doesn’t get worse. Here are a few tips for maintaining a solid home foundation.
Water damage can be detrimental to your home’s foundation. If your gutters and downspouts aren’t properly draining water away from your home, it can cause moisture to build up. A great way to maintain a solid home foundation is to regularly clean your gutters and consider downspout extensions. Rock beds also help water seep into the soil around your home so that it doesn’t cause excess moisture.
It is best to fill any minor cracks you find in your foundation once you come across them. Major cracks can be a cause for concern and a professional should be contacted. You can contact a professional to fill small cracks as well, but there are also a few ways to do it yourself. One way is to fill the gaps with a concrete repair mix or epoxy glue.
Trees & Shrubs
While adding greenery to your home can surely increase its aesthetic appeal, it can also cause damage to your foundation. Tree and shrub roots can start to grow into the underground foundation walls. In addition, the roots take water from the soil, leading to ground shifting. A good rule of thumb is that if the branches can touch your home, the roots can too.
Hiring a professional to inspect your home every six months ensures that you have a solid home foundation. A professional may be able to spot problems that you overlooked and provide the best solution. In between professional inspections, be sure to look for any buckling walls, slanted floors, or doors and windows that don’t fit properly.
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