Foundation Facts You Need To Know

Oct 27, 2017, 13:00 PM

The foundation of your house is a part of the structure you may never see, but its importance cannot be overstated. Especially in Kansas City, where we’re prone to warm, humid summers and cold, freezing winters, the state of your foundation needs to be regularly assessed. Here are some basic facts homeowners should be acquainted with.

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  • Flooding and dry spells cause the soil to shrink and expand, subsequently applying increasing and decreasing pressure on your foundation.
  • Clogged gutters and down spouts make water pool close to your foundation and apply additional stress.
  • Cracks in the foundation wall or drywall of your basement are a common and important sign of settling.
  • Planting large trees close to your foundation can allow roots to damage it and clog underground pipes.

A damaged foundation can be tens of thousands of dollars to repair. By having a regular “foundation checkup,” you can avoid the headache of unforeseen expenses!

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OCTOBER 27-29, 2017.