This humble blog about foundation repair from the home owners point of view is written from a region is the U.S. where we have wide areas and tens of thousands of homes with slab foundations built on heavy clay soils. The trouble with clay dirt is that it expands when it gets wet and shrinks […]
Droughts are hard on the home foundation, no question about it. I was looking at a map from the US National Weather Service that showed almost a third of the country in drought conditions that range from “excessively dry” to “exceptional drought.” Not good. And to make matters worse, many areas included in the drought […]
You know a drought is taking its toll on the slab foundation in your area when the local television news is running stories on how busy foundation repair companies are. While some parts of the U.S. are finally drying out after record flooding this spring, other parts of the country including Texas are experiencing record […]
The following is a recreation of a conversation between me and a neighbor when I first moved here. His name is Ed and he is wearing a ball cap and a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt. Me: “What are those black hoses I see around your house?” Ed: “Soaker hose. Water foundation.” Me: “Excuse me, what?” […]
If you need a foundation fix, it might be because of climate change (also known as “global warming”) At least that is the gist of an article written last year that I ran across in the New York times.