This type of soil is very sensitive to moisture, causing large amount of swelling and shrinking depending on how much water is present
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
Preventing foundation repair in Dallas is becoming more and more of a challenge. Due to the severe drought conditions, several cities have been forced to mandate watering restrictions even in the middle of winter.
Foundation repairs in Dallas are a common occurrence says Julie from Premier Foundation Repairs Inc. "The foundation of your house in Dallas are unfortunately sitting on very expansive soils. This type of soil is very sensitive to moisture, causing large amount of swelling and shrinking depending on how much water is present".
Premier Foundation Repair Inc. has few suggestions for the homeowners that will help prevent the need of foundation repairs in Dallas.
1. Homeowners should check the drainage around their residence by making sure gutters and spouts drain away from the foundations. By far the most important improvement a homeowner can do to the residence is to install gutters and down spouts.
2. Plumbing leaks under the house foundations are not uncommon. The homeowner can have a plumbing pressure test done to make sure there are no leaks under the slab.
3. The ground moisture around the home's perimeter should remain as constant as possible. Premier Foundation Repairs Inc. recommends periodical use of a sprinkler system and soaker hoses. Draining water from the yard away from the house is just as important as watering the yard. Some solutions include sloping the grounds (grading), french drains, in same cases a pit and a sub pump are necessary to evacuate the water.
The condition of the ground around the slab. Too wet, with standing water or cracked and pulled away from the slab are indications of too much or not enough watering.
A slightly more precise method is to use a long screw driver and insert it into the ground. If the screw driver comes out completely dry more water should be applied to the ground. If the screw driver comes out caked with mud, the homeowners should reduce the about of water. The screw driver should come out moist but not completely wet of bone dry.
Also, the vegetation around the the foundations like flower beds, bushes and ground covers also will give you and indication of the moisture in the ground.
Most likely, using all these methods together will give the homeowner the best idea of the conditions and health of the residence's foundations. Over time the homeowner can determine the right amount of watering during the different weather conditions.
If a residence shows signs of foundation problems, the customer needs to remember that the root cause, most likely a moisture level issue, will need to be addressed in order for the foundation repairs to last permanently.
Premier Foundation Repair Inc has performed thousands of foundation repairs in Dallas and can evaluate each customer individual situation and unique needs. Premier Foundation Repair Inc in Dallas can be reached at 3767 Forest Ln Dallas, TX 75244. Telephone (972) 417-0823. Website: http://www.premierfoundationrepair.com
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