Foundation Repair Tulsa – Lack of rain can become a concern for the state of Oklahoma during the summer. Reaching temperatures that exceed 100 without rainfall might be great for some reasons, but it’s not good for your home’s foundation to go without rain for a long period of time.
During the periods of prolonged dryness, the soil surrounding your home will shrink and cause foundation issues. It’s obvious to see a brown spot forming within your lawn or wilted flowers within your garden, but it isn’t as apparent to your foundation.
Living in a climate that goes through a drought can take a toll on your home, and here are 5 signs to look out for while in a drought.
- Foundation Settling– When your foundation settles, it’s often caused by soil shrinking from a drought or dry spell. It’s very hard to notice a settling foundation, but the first signs are cracks that form in your basement or lower floor. If the settling gets any worse, it can lead up to the main floors of the home. The soil can sometimes swell enough to raise foundations higher than the original elevation.
- Flooding – Sometimes a flood can cause the worse damage to your foundation. Why? Because when the foundation settles and the cracks begin to form, the water is able to make it through the walls. Those walls will now be damaged and can cost you a thousands of dollars.
- Poor Drainage– On top of a flood, having poor drainage can cause foundation issues. With a surface that hasn’t had water in weeks and then receives too much water, it can divert through the land rather than draining. Without the proper drainage on your property, it can lead to softening the foundation and causing major issues.
As for solutions for your foundation, you will want to consider piering and waterproofing.
The collaboration of push piering, slab peiring and helical piering systems, these will help solve the settling foundation problems. Metro Structural will come out to your home and give you a free estimate on how much the piering system will cost. The piering system is customized to your home’s structure, and will prevent the issue from reoccurring.
Whether it’s your basement or bottom floor level that is being affected, we can waterproof those areas. Waterproofing will allow your home to not be susceptible to the water or moisture from the flood.
With a drought, your foundation can be at risk. It’s always a good idea to check your home’s foundation and walls during the hottest times of the year because you’d rather catch it early than late. If you want to have your home inspected or estimated for a foundation repair in Tulsa, please contact us today.