What Is The Best Time of Year to Fix Your Foundation?

Four Seasons of Foundation Repair

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Spring into Repairs

When spring comes, so does the rain. After we get out of the cold season and enter the rainy season, this seems to be when foundation problems are most apparent.

Heavy rain can cause new cracks or make existing ones more noticeable via water damage.

Everyone gets into “spring cleaning” mode and this will cause them to see the damage that they may not have noticed before.

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Something About Sunshine & Summer 

Summer is a time for sunshine and heat. When the heat comes, droughts can follow.

In a lot of areas of the US, droughts are quite common.

The dry air causes the water, not only in the ground but also in concrete to evaporate. This change can cause cracks.

The lack of water in the soil can also cause your foundation to settle, which can become much worse as the seasons go on.

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Feeling Fall?

When fall starts, the weather gets cooler and, in some parts of the US, wetter.

All of the problems caused during the hot season will become quite noticeable during the rainier season of fall.

The soil from the summer season is so dried out, it can not absorb all the water at once.

This can cause your foundation to settle or sink even further into the ground.

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What About Winter?

Throughout winter, the ground is considerably colder than any other season.

This makes the soil a little more stable, right?

While cold has effects on your foundation, winter may be an option for getting a cracked foundation repair. 

Winter foundation repair can be done with proper knowledge, technique, and the correct equipment. 

The Real Answer: NOW

If you notice any signs of foundation problems or damage, do not wait until the problem increases or for the right season.

The truth is, contractors all across the US have some sort of wait period for foundation repairs. Whether it is weeks or months, “planning for a foundation repair” should start now. 

Why now? 

The longer you wait, the more expensive the repair becomes. Why is this?

The longer you wait to get your foundation repair done, the worse the damage becomes. As the damage worsens, the price goes up. 

If you notice any signs of foundation problems, contact My Foundation Repair today. Look for the following signs: 

  • Foundation settlement and sinking
  • Gaps and spaces between your wall and floor (especially by stairs)
  • Foundation shifting or moving 
  • Foundation crumbling, chipping, or flaking
  • Floor cracks
  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Chimney problems
  • Cracked or bulging brick or masonry  
  • Wall cracks
  • Door or window problems
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Bowing, leaning, or rotating basement walls 
  • Foundation cracks
  • Beam or post problems
  • Stair or stoop problems
  • Sinkholes or voids
  • Basement cracks 

If you have any questions, please give us a call and we will connect you with a local contractor who can help answer any questions, let you know what the real damage to your foundation is and get you peace of mind.

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