The landscape and drainage surrounding your home plays a huge role in managing moisture accumulation beneath the foundation. Leaking landscape pipes, overwatered vegetation as well as poor drainage can all add up to foundation trouble.
A majority of the foundation repair projects we see in the Valley are the result of expansive clay soils. Particularly here in the arid Southwest and Sonoran Desert, air conditioning dries the surface of the slab, promoting vapor transmission as well as condensation of water vapor as it is pulled through the slab.
Clay suction begins from around the perimeter of a foundation and rings water, as well as other vapors, underneath the slab. This may result in foundation heave.
There are steps homeowners can take to help divert moisture away from their home’s foundation.
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