Soaker Hoses

Using soaker hoses around concrete slab foundations for stability in expansive clay soils.

Protecting Your House Foundation Means Working With Soaker Hoses

I’m using soaker hoses around my concrete foundation in an attempt to keep a uniform layer of moisture in the clay soil on which my house sits.

It’s the main tool we homeowners can use in trying to avoid the cost of foundation repair.

I also noticed that I had too much soaker hose on the east side of the house and not enough on west side, such that the hoses weren’t reaching all around the house like they should.

It’s pretty easy to dice and splice soaker hoses to achieve the lengths you need to maximize soakage. Here’s how: (more…)

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The Soaker Hose Samba For Your House Foundation

soaker hose to water house foundationIt’s that time of year again in Texas where the heat becomes relentless and the sun sucks moisture out of the soil faster than I can drain a Shiner Bock.

It’s not a bad idea to have the soaker hoses running around your concrete slab foundation if it sits on elastic clay soil like mine does.

Twenty five years ago I was a young disc jocky spinning tunes on the radio in St. Louis. Hats off to you if you remember KLSQ. I landed a new gig that brought me to Dallas.

Upon learning that I was moving to Texas, one of my soon to be ex-coworkers said, “I hear that when you buy a house, you’ll need to water your foundation.” (more…)

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