How Watering Your Foundation In Texas Saves You Time And Money
The summers in Texas are notoriously dry, which can have a lot of different impacts on your foundation. When the soil surrounding your foundation doesn’t get enough water, it will dry out. This causes a phenomenon called soil shrinkage, with some areas losing 15% of their original soil! This has a huge implication for the foundation, because it rests on this soil that is slowly eroding.
Dry soil doesn’t provide enough support for the foundation, causing it to sink into the ground. If this damage begins to happen, the cracks that are formed during the hot summer may be worsened by spring showers. This can have severe financial implications for any homeowner, so it’s important to schedule foundation watering as soon as you start to see your yard dry up.
PermaTech’s Drip Defender!
Our team is proud to offer a foundation watering system we engineered for maximum foundation protection. The Drip Defender is made out of Copper Shield drip tubing to create a durable, flexible path for the water to flow through. Our system utilizes customized flow rates to give each area of your foundation the care it needs.
We’ve also included several components to make your foundation easier than ever to keep healthy. Automatic flush valves ensure that debris doesn’t block up your emitters. Eco indicators rise up from the ground to signify the dryness of your soil. We even install a smart timer to adjust your watering to the seasons — with an optional rain sensor to save you water when there’s enough precipitation. There’s no better system than the Drip Defender!
How To Start Watering Your Foundation
There are lots of ways that you can help to keep your foundation from getting dry during the summer, but it’s not the same as expert help. Some of our suggestions at Permatech Foundation Repair include making sure to invest in proper irrigation, getting a soaker house and planting more plants!
While it’s important to make sure that all of your lawn services are beneficial to your foundation, one of the most important is drainage and irrigation. Making sure to have just the right amount of water funneled into your foundation can ensure that you don’t get cracks from dryness and don’t get the tampering of soil that you see during rainy seasons.
Soaker hoses are a great temporary fix for the dryness that happens during the summertime as well. Soaker hoses, unlike normal hoses, leak water from holes inside of the rubber to gently disperse water into the ground. Simply place it about six feet away from the foundation, and you’ll be able to reduce some of that pesky dryness!
Another great way to make sure that your foundation is getting enough moisture is to plant more plants near the foundation of the house. Make sure not to plant anything that has too many strong roots, such as trees. This will make sure that the water is being properly irrigated into the ground without accidentally affecting the soil beneath the foundation.
Call Today For Foundation Watering Systems That Can’t Be Beat!
At Permatech Foundation Repair, we know how important your foundation is to your home.That’s one of the many reasons why we make repairs quick and easy for all of our Texan families.
Making sure to water your foundation is a great way to prevent damage, but when damage happens, we’re only a call away! We offer many different foundation services at an amazing price — and with exemplary service. Call today to get your foundation watering services scheduled!