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Keeping the Foundation of Your Texas Home Sturdy

Maintaining the foundation of your home is extremely important. A foundation that is not properly maintained can eventually lead to extremely costly and extensive repairs. Luckily, maintaining a good and sturdy foundation in a Texas home isn’t overly difficult. There are just a few things a homeowner should remember.

Homeowners should always make it a point to inspect the foundations of their home every few months to see if there is any potential damage occurring. During the brutal Texas summers it may be important to saturate a concrete foundation on a weekly basis with water from a hose. Otherwise, the concrete may contract too much and may begin to fracture.

When it rains, homeowners should also make sure that the area around their home is draining properly. After particularly hot summers, rainwater has a tendency to collect around a structure instead of training into the earth because the earth is so dry and compact. Homeowners can observe the rain run off to determine whether the water is moving away from their house or moving towards it.

For information about homeowners insurance for Texas homes, especially the Austin, TX area, contact the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis.