A combination of severely hot temperatures and excessively dry weather can be quite problematic for homeowners. The damage this type of weather can cause is far more serious than wilted flowers or dead landscaping. A drought can actually cause damage to your home’s foundation. A lack of moisture in the soil surrounding your home causes the soil to contract which in turn can cause the foundation to sink, shift or crack. Home foundation repairs can be expensive and are not usually covered under a standard homeowner’s insurance policy.
Cracks in the dirt or soil around your home, and gaps between the dirt or mulch and the foundation are signs that there is not enough water in the soil. Following a daily routine of soaking the mulch in your flower beds, watering the lawn and even soaking earth around the house can help protect your foundation from serious damage.
For more information on foundation damages caused by a drought, or to see if you can obtain insurance protection for this type of damage, contact Pierce Insurance Group today!