Monday, July 31, 2017

How To Prevent Foundation Probems With A Soaker Hose Hose System

The dry summer heat in Arkansas can lead to structural foundation damage of our homes and businesses. In fact, there is a higher risk of foundation problems during this time of year. Hot temperatures and the absence of rain during droughts causes clay soils to become dehydrated and shrink. Eventually homes then shift and settle in the same direction that the soil moves. Homeowners can reduce the chances of foundation failure by watering the ground around their foundation walls.
The quick-and-easy steps in this blog will show how you how to properly set up and use an effective and inexpensive soaker hose system to help prevent foundation settlement.
For less than $100 you should be able to purchase the following items at your local hardware store.
You will need enough soaker hose (round black porous hose that weeps water)to extend around the perimeter of your homes foundation. Also you will need two Y splitters with shut offs, one battery operated timer and Teflon tape.