Top 5 Tips to Protect the Foundations of Your Home

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Top 5 Tips to Protect the Foundations of Your Home

Since the foundation of your home is under the ground, it’s probably not something you really think about. However, it’s actually a really important aspect of your property and if it becomes damaged, the rest of your home probably will too. Even the fanciest of buildings can become cracked or leaky if they are not built on a sturdy foundation. 

If the foundations of your home do happen to become damaged, the repair costs will be extremely costly. With that said, it’s important that you do all you can to protect your property. I've teamed up with a foundation solutions company to provide you with the following tip to protect the foundations of your home.

Ensure you have proper drainage and make sure it’s not blocked by checking for leaves and other debris on a regular basis. If your gutters become blocked, the overflowing water may cause damage to your foundations. 

Don’t let the soil dry out and keep your plants watered. Excess water is a problem, but not enough water will cause the soil to dry up as a result of hot weather and thirsty plants. If this happens it could shrink and cause a shift in your property’s foundations, which leads to cracked walls. 

For the same reason mentioned in the previous point, it’s a good idea to avoid planting trees near the building

Maintain your property. Keeping your property in good shape is important, so be sure to check your roof for leaks, as well as under your sinks and in your bathroom. Leak proofing the property will be beneficial for your foundations. 

Check the local area for construction projects that could disturb your home’s foundations. 

Although there are many things that could compromise a home’s foundations that are out of our control, such as an earthquake or other extreme weather condition, following the above advice should help prevent any problems from occurring as best as possible.

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9 comments:

  1. This is really interesting! We have been doing some big structural work on our house recently, so certainly need to keep this in mind :)

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  2. I hadn't thought about foundations needing looking after. I will check the gutters!

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  3. I havem't even thought of our home foundations - apparently it is built on an old tip though

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  4. Such a great tip to check construction in your local area - that isn't something I would have considered.

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  5. These are some great tips. Someone planted a tree near the house we rent and we've noticed the roots getting nearer and nearer to the house which is quite worrying!

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  6. Do you know I had never thought about the foundations of my home and what I need to do to look after it! Thank you so much for opening my eyes to this.

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  7. Interesting to read. These are not always things we think about checking in relation to our homes foundations.

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  8. Such important advice, it costs so much if the foundations get affected by anything, so it is worth keeing an eye out. Mich x

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  9. This is such good advice, thanks so much for sharing it!

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