How Summer Conditions Can Affect Your Foundation

Summertime is just around the corner and living in the south means the weather can be unpredictable! We want to make sure you are prepared so here are a few things to be mindful of.

Southern Tennessee and North Alabama typically experience abnormally dry conditions in the summer, and southeastern Alabama and West Georgia show signs of extreme and exceptional drought.

Installing push pierWhat does this mean for your foundation?

The southern soil is largely clay-based. Clay soils expand and contract with the amount of water that is in the ground.  As the soil oscillates between expansion and contraction, it is exerting forces on your foundation walls. These forces cause cracks, bowing and damage to your home’s structural integrity.

AFS Repair recommends that you check your property for signs of cracked brick, cracks in walls or basement floors, or cracked/bowing crawlspace walls. We provide free visual inspections and will help you understand the steps you need to take to repair and protect your home. Contact us with the online form or call our office today at 866-257-8991!

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