Even while spring is still in full bloom, summer is just right around the corner with its hot temperatures, blinding daylight, and sticky sweat (we’re not big fans of the last one either)!

But as much as the summer affects our skin, bodies, and our urges to go to the beach, can it also affect your foundation? 

The quick answer is YES! 

If you’ve read some of our other blog posts, you’ll know that foundations depend a lot on the soil they’re surrounded by and standing upon. 

In the summer, when the temperatures are dry and hot, the soil around your foundation can dry up, causing it to contract and pull away from your foundation. 

As a result, your foundation may settle, which leads to cracks, leaks, and instability. Over time, if you’re not careful, these problems could get worse and even lead to foundation sinking. 


What can you do?

When it’s hot and dry outside, staying hydrated can help us feel better. And it’s the same for the soil around your foundation. 

It can help to provide moisture to your soil to keep it from drying up. You can use a soaker hose or water the ground around the perimeter of your home. This can save you the cost of having to replace or repair your foundation due to cracks and sinking. 

If you’re already noticing signs of foundation damage, such as cracks around your walls, a sinking floor, or even sticky doors and windows, it’s best to call a professional for help. Get a FREE ESTIMATE from SSR here