Foundation Maintenance

FoundationThis has been a very dry winter in the Central Texas Area.  The strength of the foundation, particularly east of IH35, is directly dependent on the moisture content of the soil.  You can easily check this with a screwdriver.  About 12 inches from the foundation push a long screwdriver down into the ground.  If the soil is moist you can tell it … if It’s dry you can tell that too.  Your goal is to keep the moisture content as evenly as possible year round.  Remember,  fluxuation in the moisture content is the major contributor to movement of the foundation.