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What Is the Impact of Changing Seasons and Weather on Your Foundation?

What Is the Impact of Changing Seasons and Weather on Your Foundation?
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The change in seasons is a magical time. In the fall, the air feels crisp, leaves change into a brilliant landscape of color, and people feel more energized as the days become cooler. In the spring, the promise of warmer days ahead after a long, cold winter enlivens us as the trees begin to bloom and the sun warms our spirits. We tend to embrace the change of seasons, no matter the time of year. However, while most of us enjoy these transitional periods, we often forget that they impact more than nature. Changing seasons can have an adverse impact on our homes. Below, we’ll explore the impact of weather on your foundation and how you can protect your home through every season.

Moisture Levels

The changing seasons bring a variety of moisture levels, and the impact of weather on your foundation can be significant. Heavy spring and summer rains will quickly saturate the soil around your foundation. If the soil near the foundation becomes too saturated, it can cause hydrostatic pressure, which can press in on the foundation and cause bowing or cracking in the basement walls. And when the drier weather rolls around, that moisture will evaporate and may lead to foundation settlement issues.

Seasonal Maintenance

Seasonal foundation repairs may be completely unavoidable. However, there is a way to mitigate potential problems. Following a regular seasonal maintenance plan may help prevent some foundation troubles. It will also help you monitor your home to notice any signs of trouble before the problem becomes too serious.

Get a Free Foundation Inspection

Scheduling regular professional foundation inspections will ensure you can quickly address any seasonal foundation damage. The experts at Virginia Foundation Solutions have extensive experience identifying and addressing foundation issues. We will help navigate the impact of weather on your foundation. Contact our team today to schedule a free foundation inspection!

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Reviews

5/

Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.

Christopher
5/

Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke
5/

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten
5/

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House
5/

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx
5/

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer
5/

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom
5/

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew
5/

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak
5/

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News

5/

We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas

Poquoson

5/

Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi

Suffolk

5/

VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News

5/

Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach