Serving Greater Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point

Blog

How Weather Can Affect Your Foundation

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 by Lydia Peth


Considering the foundation of your home sits in soil, it may shift overtime causing further damage to your home. This is something that is out of your control. Weather is also something that may affect your foundation. Here is how: 

Strong Winds: An uplift can occur during strong winds, which basically means that the wind will flow over your roof causing your home to separate from its foundation. Wind pressure can even cause tilting, rotating, or sliding of your home from its foundation. 

Heat: North Carolina especially, can experience hot weather in the summer months. The increasing temperatures can cause a dry out in the soil of your foundation. This causes your home to pull away from the foundation and as a result, the foundation will weaken overall. 

Heavy Rain: When the soil begins to collect water from heavy rainfall, the soil will begin to swell and push against the foundation. Once the soil cannot absorb any more water, leakage will occur. Settling in foundation can also occur because of this. 

 

Although you cannot control the circumstances of weather and its effects on your foundation, you can pay close attention to when these damages may occur and seek help from a professional to fix the problem immediately.

 Cracking Foundation Wall

 

 

Service Area
Free Quote