As we settle into a new season, there are new weather patterns that can impact the soil – and subsequently our home’s foundation!
Although the fall/winter months in Florida aren't typically as harsh as the snow and sleet that may be received in northern states, they can bring bouts of heavy moisture with rain. This moisture can cause pressure on your foundation and lead to serious symptoms of problems.
Foundations can be damaged by soil pressure. In some cases, the soil's weight is simply too great to be held back by your foundation. In other cases, soil with high clay content expands during wet weather, exerting additional pressure against your foundation. Whatever the cause, there are several telltale signs of foundation damage.
The foundation problems caused by the time of year aren't just annoying - they become even bigger over time. Finding and fixing the root cause of the problem will restore your peace of mind.