What You Need to Know About Spring Rainfall and Home Foundation

 

Spring is here!  The Weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blossoming, and there’s daylight saving time … what’s not to love about Spring?  Although keep in mind, with the transition from cooler to warmer temperatures, while there may be blue skies one day, torrential rainfall could be next.  Heavy rainfall or downpour combined with poor home drainage is a bad combination and leads to foundation damage and even basement flooding.  Luckily, Adams Foundation Repair experts can help with your foundation repair and waterproofing needs in St. Charles County and St. Louis County.

Between rain and dry weather, soil expands and contracts.  When it rains, the ground underneath your home soaks up the water.   Excess water creates pressure which can easily cause cracks in foundation including your walls and floors, bowed walls, and foundation wall settling.

In between heavy spring showers, the soil around your home dries out and forms gaps, which can also trigger your home’s foundation to sink.  Foundation settling and sinking is no joke.  Look out for issues like cracks in your windows or doors, drywall, jammed windows or doors, and water in crawlspaces and basements.  If you notice any of these problems, CALL Adams Foundation Repair immediately.  Even minor cracks can be easy entry points for water.

If you haven’t done so already, one way to protect your home from water damage is to install a drainage system.  Adams Foundation Repair can help with this!  French drains are extremely beneficial at efficiently dispersing water before it collects around your home’s foundation.  Other options are drain tiles and sump pumps.  It’s crucial to check your sump pump on a regular basis to ensure it’s functional.

Gutters are also a lifesaver in directing rain to runoff away from your home’s foundation.   Check for leaks or cracks that would allow water to exit the pipe and flood around your home exterior.  Are your gutters clear and clean?  Downspouts should always be extended at least 4 feet away from your home.

Let Adams Foundation Repair fix your drainage issues.  CALL Adams Foundation Repair at 636-485-8018!  We are St. Louis’ trusted foundation repair, crawlspace and basement waterproofing, and drainage system services servicing St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and surrounding areas.  To learn more, give us a CALL today! 636-485-8018

 

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