Summer is on it’s way! Here’s how to protect your home’s foundation in the heat.

Did you know that severe heat and dryness can create cracks in your home’s foundation? Excessively dry conditions can force the ground to shift, creating foundation cracks.

There are some ways you can help protect your home foundation in these dry conditions. It starts by creating a moist environment for the foundation. Keeping moisture in the ground around your home’s foundation can be a simple as watering a few times a week, especially in severely dry and hot conditions. Simple watering can ease some of the stress your foundation may be undergoing and can help prevent some long term cosmetic and physical problems for your structure, not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

You may first notice the potential for problems with the cracking of soil on the surface. This is when you should start to take action. Using a layer of mulch around the foundation can also serve to keep the moisture in the ground longer, helping you to use less water.

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