Winter is in full swing, and if you have had any previous suspicions that your home may have foundation problems, now is an ideal time to schedule a foundation inspection! Of course, when it is performed by a professional, you can rest assured everything is taken into account in your best interest. Despite having a long list of things to do during this busy time of year, adding a foundation inspection to your to-do list is crucial for the well-being of your home’s integrity. Keeping it at the top of your list of priorities might just save you large amounts of money in the future.
But Why Is Winter An Optimal Time For A Foundation Inspection?
Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary with your home’s foundation lately? If you live in Middle Tennessee, it’s important to pay close attention to your foundation since the area is known for having expansive clay soils. These conditions can cause problems for both residential and commercial foundations.
These soils are capable of frequently and significantly changing in volume due to the surrounding weather. For example, during a wet winter, the soil surrounding your home will expand. In contrast, during a hot and dry summer, it will contract.
With a previous and extremely hot summer, there had been a lot of soil shrinkage. With the sleet and snow this winter has already brought, there will be some saturated soil surrounding Middle Tennessee homes swelling with moisture. This means more hydrostatic pressure on the foundations of those homes.
To make sure your foundation is in good shape, it’s best to inspect it before any more of this wet season changes the soil conditions again and causes further complications. There are some noticeable signs that you might have foundation issues. Here are a few things to be on the lookout for:
– Wobbly or difficult-to-operate windows
– Wobbly or difficult-to-operate doors
– Cracks in door and window frames
– Leaning chimney
If you notice any of these issues in your home, PIERMAN Foundation Repair offers a variety of solutions to help repair and protect your foundation, including immensely strong piering solutions that will last for decades to come. Give us a all today at (580) 453-0330 and schedule a foundation evaluation.