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If you scuff the walls in your home or a fuse blows, you’ll notice the problem and fix it as soon as you can. If damage occurs to the foundation of your home, however, you won’t be able to see it and therefore won’t be able to fix it until it’s too late. It’s easy to forget about your home’s foundation, but it’s important to do all you can to protect it. Even the nicest of buildings can crack and leak if the foundations aren’t solid. I have teamed up with ScrewFast Foundations Ltd to offer some helpful advice on how to protect the foundation of your home so damage doesn’t occur.
The quality of the soil around your home is more important than you might think. If it gets too dry, it can shrink, causing the foundations to move into the empty space and leave you with cracked walls. With that in mind, it’s important that you don’t plant trees and shrubbery too close to your house, because the roots will absorb the water in the soil. If you do have lots of trees around, be sure to give them lots of water. This is especially important during the summer months when the sun is out and the rain stops.
While dry soil is a big problem, so is soil that is too moist. Make sure you have a suitable drainage system on your property, and check it for leaves and debris regularly so that it doesn’t become blocked. In instances where there is heavy rainfall, clear away any big pools of water and fill the area with gravel to control the moisture.
It’s worth keeping an eye on any changes in the area that could affect your foundations. For example, if your neighbours are having a basement built, or other construction projects are taking place, you can discuss with the builders how this might interfere with your own property and take the necessary measures to prevent these problems from occurring.
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