Summer Heat May Adversely Affect Your Home’s Foundation

Summer Heat May Adversely Affect Your Home’s Foundation


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We all know that the hot summer temperatures can affect one’s physical health.  Hot weather can also impact the “health” of a home’s foundation, and affect the structural integrity of a house.  Hot temperatures lead to dry soil, which can contribute to a house settling.  The settling of the home can lead to cracks in the foundation.  If left unchecked, this can cause water leakage into the home and other serious structural damage, which can result in costly foundation repairs.

How might you know if your foundation is being impacted by the hot seasonal weather? Class Act Property Solutions shares some signs that may indicate potential issues with your foundation:

  • Cracks in the exterior of the foundation
  • Cracks in interior walls of the home
  • Exterior bricks that develop gaps
  • Gaps between the window frame and interior or exterior wall
  • Doors that begin to stick

One thing you can do to help protect your home is water the foundation with a soaker hose every other day. Even just 15-20 minutes will help combat the summer heat and its impact on your foundation.

If you suspect that your home’s foundation has been impacted, it is important to have it professionally evaluated and repaired as soon as possible. Waiting to get repairs done can cause even worse problems in your home.  Do not ignore foundation problems.

If you have a home you want to sell that has foundation problems which you are unable to or don’t want to fix, please contact Class Act Property Solutions.  We will evaluate your home to make you a fair purchase offer.

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