Fall is upon us and the weather is starting to cool off. As the weather cools we enjoy the outdoor weather and the change of season. But the change in season will also change the soil conditions. At Andy Schreiner Construction, we want to inform you of a few quick tips to help your foundation through the season change. Here are a few things to remember that will help the structure of your home.
Clean the Gutters
As the leaves begin to fall off of the trees, they often land in your gutters. Too many leaves will cause them to clog. Gutters that are clogged can overflow and cause water to pool around the base of your home. Water pooling around the foundation can cause damage. Be sure that your gutters are clean and water can easily flow to the downspouts. Also, be sure that your downspouts channel the water away from he house.
A change in weather conditions can cause soil to shrink or expand depending on the season. This can lead to foundation settlement. With settlement you might notice cracks in the drywall or ceiling, or doors that are sticking. These are signs of foundation settlement. If you notice this in your home, contact us and we’ll provide a free estimate.