Dry Weather and Your Foundation

Dry Weather and Your Foundation

It is that time of year once again.  Dry weather and warmer temperatures are upon us. It seems like this time of year just sneaks up on us every year and it is dry before you know it.  On the inspections I am performing I am just starting to see the soils showing...
Why Splash Blocks?

Why Splash Blocks?

Why Gutters Gutters are installed to collect and control water run off from a roofing system and to control the water until it can be carried far enough away from a building that it does not create a potential for water entry at the roof, walls, or foundation and so...
It’s Hot Out There and Your Foundation Knows It!

It’s Hot Out There and Your Foundation Knows It!

These 95 deg. plus days in the Houston area are hard on foundations.  When the temperature goes up and the rainfall amounts go down the soil drys quickly, especially around our large trees common a the front of every home.  We often find evidences of differential...
Things To Do Around Your Home to Prepare for Winter

Things To Do Around Your Home to Prepare for Winter

Its Almost Winter It’s fall and winter is fast approaching.  As a building consultant there are a few things I do around my own house that are commonly needed as winter approaches.  While I am sure that I could come up with a much longer list and then my wife...
Watering Your Foundation – Foundation Watering Systems

Watering Your Foundation – Foundation Watering Systems

Watering your foundation during the hot summer months can reduce the potential your building will experience differential settlement for buildings resting on expansive soils.  For the best results it is recommended that you install a dedicated foundation watering...